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Quadruple Dreams

In the wake of Liverpool’s nervy victory over Chelsea in the League Cup final on Sunday evening, some Liverpool fans are questioning whether the quadruple is a possibility for the Reds this season or if it is simply a case of wishful thinking.

I, alongside many Liverpool fans, would have been happy if we were told that we would achieve a single piece of silverware this season, however now that we have one why wouldn’t we push for more.

Liverpool were made to dig deep on Sunday in a game that featured 4 disallowed goals and a goalkeeper substitution. The game ended 0-0 after extra time leaving Liverpool in a position that we had last been in 6 years ago when we were forced into a penalty shootout against Manchester City.

The Reds looked strong from the spot but were evenly matched by Chelsea who took advantage of Kelleher’s inexperience to match Liverpool for 10 straight penalties.

The nerves were kicking in as Kelleher stepped up to the spot and placed a perfect penalty past Kepa. Kepa skyed the conclusive penalty and Liverpool were free to celebrate their 9th League Cup title.

The Reds were back in action 3 days later in the FA Cup 5th round against Norwich City. Takumi Minamino showed Jurgen Klopp why he was the right man for the job in the game scoring both of Liverpool’s goals to send them through to the quarter-finals.

Liverpool are also playing their second leg at home to Inter Milan next week and after winning 2-0 away in the first leg this tie looks like it could be over. If Liverpool can hold their own in the 2nd leg we will be in the draw for the quarter-final.

Liverpool are also part of a very tight title race only being 6 points behind Manchester City and with a game in hand. If Liverpool can win their game in hand we would be in a good position to knock City off the top spot when we meet them at the Etihad in April.

The quadruple is not an easy task by any means but given our position in the league table and the fact we have already won one trophy this season and got 1 quarter-final position secured this could be our time to shine and bring all 4 trophies back to Anfield come the end of the season.

Thomas McCaffrey