Squad players key to Liverpool success

  • 2024-03-01

Liverpool will be starting a new period in its history next season when it changes manager, but it will be looking to end the current era by winning multiple trophies.

After nearly nine years of stability in the managerial dugout at Anfield, and huge success on the pitch, there is the potential for it to be a tumultuous time for the club.

However, the foundations for long-term success have been put in place through the mix of high-profile star names, experienced squad players, and teenage talent brimming with quality and potential. The next era could even start on the back of a double-, treble- or even quadruple-winning season.

One trophy down, three to go

Having beaten Chelsea 1-0 in the EFL Cup final, Liverpool still has the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League to play for. The betting UK markets currently give Liverpool a strong chance in all three competitions, with the team priced at +230 for the Premier League, +175 for the FA Cup, and +320 for the Europa League. Using a bet calculator will tell you how much you would win if you fancy a wager on Liverpool to win all three of those competitions.

The position Liverpool is currently in bears some similarities to the start of the current managerial era when the club reached the final of the EFL Cup in the first season. On that occasion, Liverpool lost to Manchester City and was also subsequently beaten in the Europa League final by Sevilla.

This time around, though, Liverpool heads into the closing weeks of the season with one trophy already secured and with sights set on winning three major trophies in a season for the third time in its history.

Though Liverpool is unable to win what is considered the most prestigious treble – the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup – this season, it can still replicate previous success. In the 1983-84 season, Liverpool won the English league title, the League Cup, and the European Cup, while in 2000-01, the team won the FA Cup, League Cup, and UEFA Cup.

On 10 occasions, Liverpool has also won two major trophies in the same season. Given how tight the race for the Premier League title is and Liverpool’s position as favorites for the Europa League, a second trophy feels like a strong possibility.

Huge strength in depth

What will be key to the club’s chances of winning more silverware this season will be using the full depth of the squad. Juggling playing in so many high-profile competitions, with matches every three or four days, makes it almost impossible to pick the best team in every fixture.

The EFL Cup final win over Chelsea has already demonstrated how strong Liverpool’s squad is. With many big-name players missing the Wembley game due to injury, it was an opportunity for squad players to step up and they grasped that chance.

More success looks to be awaiting Liverpool this season. If the current team is to emulate the previous sides that won multiple trophies, then some of the less high-profile players will have key roles to play.