Liverpool are 14 games away from an unprecedented quadrable – EtaSports

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They have already secured the Carabao Cup

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp speaks during an interview with MARCA at Anfield

Following their 3-1 away win at Benfica, Liverpool are close to qualifying for the Champions League semifinals, which will take them one step closer to an unprecedented last four.

Liverpool have already clinched the Carabao Cup this season, and Jurgen Klopp’s side are just 14 games away from winning the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup – a target that seems difficult to achieve, but well worth it.

The Premier League team closest to securing a quadruple is Manchester United, who won the treble after securing the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1988/99.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City won the league, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Community Shield in 2018/19, but they failed to clinch the Champions League trophy.

“No, it’s not [a realistic target] and never has been,” Klopp told BT Sport when asked about the possibility of winning the quadruple. “You can’t plan it and the schedule makes it very difficult.

“We won the first competition, that’s why we’re the only ones who can win the quadruple. But Man City might be favorites for the treble, that’s how it is.”

Manchester City and Liverpool could face each other up to three times in the remainder of the season if they both reach the Champions League final.
Premier League

Liverpool are one point behind Manchester City with eight games remaining until the end of the Premier League season. The two teams face each other at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, which could be a title decider.

The Reds trailed by 14 points behind the Sky Blues in January, but they have gone 11 games without a loss to close the gap on the Premier League leaders, recording 10 wins in a row and keeping eight clean sheets in the last 10.

After facing Manchester City, Liverpool will also face Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool Premier League Schedule

Manchester City vs LIVERPOOL
LIVERPOOL vs Manchester United
LIVERPOOL vs Everton
Newcastle vs LIVERPOOL
Aston Villa vs LIVERPOOL
Southampton vs LIVERPOOL

Champions League

After winning all six of their group stage matches – beating Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan – Liverpool qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League, where they eliminated Inter 2-1 on aggregate to secure their place in the quarter-finals.

The Reds were fortunate to avoid a difficult draw in the next round, beating Benfica 3-1 away in the first leg of the quarter-finals. If they qualify, Klopp’s side will face the winner of the match between Bayern Munich and Villarreal.
FA Cup

Liverpool will face Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinals after eliminating Shrewsbury Town, Cardiff City, Norwich City and Nottingham Forest in the previous round. If they beat the Sky Blues, they will face the winner of another semifinal between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

Liverpool take clear advantage of Lisbon

Jurgen Klopp’s men will hold on to a 3-1 lead at Anfield

Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrating with Virgil van DijkArmando FrancaAP

Liverpool continued their ruthless attack towards the quadruple with a 3-1 win over Benfica in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night.

While not the dramatic positive result that would have come before the abolition of the away goals rule, Klopp’s men are now in comfortable control for the game ahead of the return fixture on Merseyside.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach is desperate to dispel talk of winning four trophies this season, but he will now be able to think a little ahead of a possible Champions League semi-final.

Benfica have gone overboard in the Champions League this season, beating heavily-seeded Ajax to Erik ten Hag in the previous round, but they were met with a huge improvement in quality when Liverpool arrived in Lisbon.

The Reds needed just 17 minutes to break the deadlock, with Ibrahima Konate scoring his first goal since joining the Merseyside club in the summer.

Andrew Robertson’s fine corner found the former RB Leipzig defender in the box, and he headed the ball firmly to the ground en route to the right side of the net.

Liverpool’s dominance was illustrated in the possession statistics, and it wasn’t long before they doubled the lead, with Sadio Mane making it 2-0 after 34 minutes.

Adel Taarabt lost the ball carelessly before Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stunning cross found Luis Diaz in space and the Colombian set up Mane with a clever assist.

Mane made no mistake, dribbling into an empty net created by Diaz’s trickery, putting the visitors into a seemingly immovable position.

The second half started with Benfica looking to salvage something of the match, and they were given a lifeline where their prolific forward, Darwin Nunez, continued his superb campaign.

Rafa Silva found Nunez free in the box, and the Uruguayan calmly slotted the ball past Alisson Becker and into the bottom right corner.

Benfica thought they had equalized by then, with Everton shooting low on goal from inside the penalty area, only for Alisson to make a pretty superb save.

Nunez’s penalty claim was later denied, with the forward falling under pressure from a challenge from a defender, despite little contact.

Liverpool put themselves in a commanding position with just two minutes remaining to play, with Diaz scoring the third goal, and one that could also decide the draw.

The former Porto winger found a clever pass from Naby Keita and showed incredible composure to outwit the fast-moving keeper before slotting the ball into the net, capping a perfect night for Liverpool.

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