- Liverpool can still win an unprecedented four major trophies this season.
- Jurgen Klopp’s side kept alive the Premier League title race with victory over Aston Villa Tuesday.
- The Reds have already won the Carabao Cup and are in the finals of the FA Cup and Champions League.
Liverpool FC kept alive its hope of an unprecedented quadruple of trophies this season with victory over Aston Villa in the English Premier League on Tuesday evening.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went behind in just three minutes at Villa Park when Douglaz Luiz prodded home after Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson failed to hold his header.
But Joel Matip equalized for the visitors just three minutes later before Sadio Mane scored the winner in the second period, guiding home a trademark header from Luis Diaz’s cross.
The victory saw Liverpool move level on points with leaders Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, but having played one more game.
City travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday where victory will move it three points clear of the Reds with just two matches to play.
Despite City having the advantage in the title race going into the final stretch, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he is not concerning himself with his rival’s results.
“We do not waste energy to think, ‘Hopefully they lose’ or whatever,” he said after the match. “No, we just know we have to win, that did not change at all.”
The German added: “In my mind, we were six points behind City before the last matchday and then we won and they lost and we were only three points. I came here today with that mindset, it means we are still chasing like mad.
“Honestly, maybe because I’m a bit dumb, but it works brilliantly for me! And the boys are invited to follow that path.”
—Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 11, 2022
Liverpool has already won the Carabao Cup this season and its victory over Villa means it is still possible for the club to win four major trophies this season, a feat never before achieved by a Premier League team.
Klopp’s men face Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and will play Real Madrid in the final of the UEFA Champions League on May 28.
If the Reds are to go on and win all four, forwards Mane and Diaz, who have both been electric form as of late, will no doubt play a huge role.
Mane’s goal against Villa was his 12th since February for Liverpool while Diaz has been a bright spot since his January switch from FC Porto.
In 12 Premier League games, the Colombian has scored four and assisted three, while in the Champions League he has also scored twice in six matches.
Speaking after the victory over Villa, Klopp lauded Mane, who in turn hailed Diaz.
“He’s a machine,” Klopp said of Mane. “I told him after the game. He’s a massive, massive player. His physicality is brutal, and this mix of technique, desire and then physicality – in the moment when everybody obviously has a few yards in the legs you can see it with him , to be honest.
“Top goal, a fantastic world class player.”
On Diaz, Mane said: “We know each other well from training every day. When he got the ball I knew he was going to cross so I was just going to be ready for it.”