Success is once again a Liverpool demand

Liverpool fans have always demanded the best from their team. However, are we now seeing a change, where success is the demand that all fans have of the club?

If Liverpool doesn’t win the league title, as is looking possible this season, is success needed in other competitions to make sure this season is a good one?

The big one of course, away from the Premier League, is that of the Champions League,
which is where Liverpool will be ultimately looking to make their mark.

The Redmen are currently the third favourites to win the competition according to the outright markets for Champions League betting online, priced up at 27/5 to do so on the Betfair Exchange, as of January 25th.

Mohamed Salah

That should come as no surprise either as English clubs appear to be dominating the
competition and feature heavily in the Champions League predictions. The fact is that the best from England seem to be the best in Europe, for now.

The rise of English football, or perhaps the slight lowering of quality elsewhere in the past
few years, has piled pressure on English clubs to succeed. In the Champions League and
Europa League last season, three of the four clubs in the two finals came from England, and even though Liverpool wasn’t involved, it shows how much the Premier League is taking over.

Chelsea won the Champions League by beating Manchester City in the final, and Liverpool will be desperate to snatch this success for themselves during this campaign.

The Options for Winning Trophies

There are four possible trophies up for grabs each season, the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup. Of course, when it comes to the three-cup competitions, the draw has a huge impact and can determine the expectations placed on the team.

However, if Liverpool don’t win the league a second-place clinch certainly won’t feel like it’s enough. We’re in the middle of a golden period for the club, and one that needs to count in the trophy cabinet.

After beating Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium, Liverpool have qualified for the EFL Cup final, where they will face Chelsea at Wembley. This cup competition is regarded by most fans as being the least important, but it would be one competition in the bag, and takes off some of the pressure, moving forward.

Winning that competition would also give Liverpool the chance to win multiple trophies,
with the FA Cup and Champions League to come. Of course, multiple trophies in the same
season, even on the back of missing out on the Premier League, would be deemed a very
successful season for the team.

Gone are the days when Liverpool football club was happy to settle at the business end of a campaign with a top-four finish. The fans want more, and the team certainly have the ability to deliver more: success has become a demand.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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