Jurgen Klopp has played down Liverpool’s chances of winning the elusive quadruple just days after securing the Carabao Cup.
Liverpool won their fifth trophy under Jurgen Klopp when they beat Chelsea in an intense penalty shootout to lift the Carabao Cup. The triumph has sent the Kop into a frenzy, with many now speculating on the club’s potentially landing the elusive quadruple.
However, speaking to a pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s FA Cup encounter against Norwich City, Jurgen Klopp has played down his team’s chances of achieving the seemingly impossible, reports Sky Sports.
“No team yet in the history of British football have won a quadruple because it’s really difficult. We won the Carabao Cup, we’re behind City in the Premier League. We play Norwich after playing 120 minutes on Sunday, then we play West Ham,” Klopp said, when asked about his team’s chances of lifting all four titles in the English footballing calendar – the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup, the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.
“It’s not even that we’re even close to thinking about crazy stuff like that [a quadruple], we just want to try to make sure the boys are fit enough to face Norwich in a proper way,” the German tactician added.
“To think that we have a chance to do so, you could see it as a compliment, but I don’t need these. We don’t see it like that because we don’t think ‘oh, we are close to winning the quadruple’. We are close to nothing in this moment, we are still in three competitions and that’s all like some other teams as well,” he added.
Despite Klopp playing down his team’s chances of achieving the seemingly impossible, there is no denying that Liverpool have been arguably the most in-form team in 2022. They have made an excellent recovery to cut down the gap at the top to Manchester City to just three points.
The Reds are in a comfortable position in the UEFA Champions League as well, after securing a 2-0 win over Inter Milan in the first leg of the Round of 16 tie. They are the favourites to go through to the quarter-finals, where they are expected to face a tougher opponent.
In the meantime, though, Liverpool shift their attention to the midweek’s crucial fixture against Norwich City in the FA Cup – the only competition that has eluded Klopp during his highly successful spell at Anfield so far.