While Liverpool look far better placed for a successful campaign this term than last, even if they fail to keep hold of Luis Suarez, it is unlikely they’ll claim multiple trophy wins this term.
Ladbrokes have conjured up a price of 1/5 for the Reds to end a second successive season without an addition to their trophy cabinet and, realistically, it looks as though it’s the only one worthy of betting on when compared to others in the market.
At 66/1, an FA Cup and League Cup double is the only other foreseeable outcome for the Merseysiders, but this doesn’t represent good value at all.
The club came close to achieving exactly this feat the season before last, losing out to Chelsea in the FA Cup final after claiming Capital One Cup success at Cardiff’s expense.
They managed this with a team much weaker than the one they currently possess, while a better-fitting system and superior approach are also adopted these days.
However, Liverpool’s main aim for the coming season simply has to be breaking back into the top four. Their chances of doing this will be severely hindered by one long cup run, let alone two.
With such fierce competition in the Premier League, returning Liverpool to Europe’s top table would represent a far greater achievement than winning both domestic cups for Brendan Rodgers, and that’s what he’ll be focussing on this term.
The betting starts at a mammoth 200/1 that the Anfield club combine the Premier League title with one of the domestic cups, but this is still way too short.
Liverpool are a long way back from the front-runners to be crowned champions of England this term and will have definitely set their bar for the coming season a lot lower.
Those without a firm grasp on reality/a penchant for wasting money can have a flutter on Ladbrokes’ 1500/1 that the Reds win a domestic treble this season, but the short-odds 1/5 for an empty-handed campaign, trophy-wise, is the only punt worth entertaining in this field.
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