Steve McManaman evaluates Liverpool’s chances of completing a historic double this season
Before Liverpool Midfielder Steve McManaman believes the Red Devils are close to winning the treble this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s team was held to a 3-3 draw by Benfica in the second leg of Champions League The quarter-finals drew on Wednesday but emerged with a 6-4 aggregate win.
The win sets up an intriguing clash with this season’s giant assassins and sends Villarreal by surprise into the semi-finals.
The Red Devils will also accept City of Manchester into the semi-finals of the FA Cup this weekend, and are still in the race to win the Premier League when they are only 1 point behind Sky Blues.
Having won the Carabao Cup, Liverpool are enjoying a historic season. But McManaman believes the Reds will have to be perfect in the coming weeks to do so.
McManaman speak on BT Sport:
“Honestly, it will be difficult for Liverpool to make the fourth half because it is very tense. Of course, they want to win it but it’s impossible because they always have to be perfect. “
“They’ve got one in their pocket, they’re doing all the right things. The semi-final at the weekend, the semi-final (Champions League) coming up and most importantly it’s going to be super exciting,” he added.
“If you can get to the Champions League final, and they’re the favorites when they reach the semi-finals, that’s the end of the season so there’s something to look forward to. That’s the great thing about it. How happy you are to be a Liverpool fan at the moment,” emphasized McManaman.
Liverpool are in a favorable position to reach the Champions League final
While a clash with Villarreal will not easily gauge how good the Spanish side are this season, the Reds will go into the game as the favorites.
If they reach the final, they will face Real Madrid or Manchester City. The confrontation with Manchester City has been quite heated so far this season and a potential draw in Europe would essentially sum up the season for two already phenomenal teams.
Jurgen Klopp has managed to rotate his squad and rest a few key players during the clash with Benfica, so the players will be fresh for the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Saturday. this.
As McManaman said, the Reds will certainly falter at some stage if they’re not perfect, but fans will be pretty excited about the upcoming game.