The quadruple victory is yet to come for Liverpool but their schedule in April shows what a tremendous effort it will take to win all four major trophies this season.
Liverpool kept their hopes alive of achieving something that had never been achieved before as they managed a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the sixth round of the FA Cup.
In the semifinals at Wembley Stadium, the Reds face Premier League title rivals Manchester City, who beat Southampton. In the other semi-final, Chelsea meets Crystal Palace.
Getting past Pep Guardiola’s men is a difficult task in itself, but the task is made all the more difficult given that Liverpool are in the middle of a very hectic string of big games.
When they return from the international break, Liverpool may face nine games in 28 days, many of them at particularly high stakes.
After facing Watford in the Premier League, Liverpool continue their Champions League season as they face Benfica.
Between the two stages lies the trifle of taking on Man City at the Etihad Stadium in what many see as the decisive victory for the league title.
The following weekend, Liverpool meet Pep Guardiola’s men AGAIN. As already mentioned, they meet in the FA Cup.
You’d think things would calm down after that, but oh no, the huge fixtures just keep coming.
On April 19, Liverpool take on Manchester United in the midweek Premier League in what many regard as the biggest game in English football.
And just five days later there are local scores to be settled as Liverpool maintain an admittedly struggling Everton.
Should they get past Benfica, Liverpool will play the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on April 27 before rounding out the month at the resurgent Newcastle.
Liverpool’s intimidating April
*If they win their quarterfinal match in the Champions League
Watford (H) Premier League – 2 April
Benfica (A) Champions League – April 5th
Manchester City (A) Premier League – April 10
Benfica (H) Champions League – April 13
Manchester City (L) FA Cup – 16/17 April
Manchester United (H) Premier League – April 19
Everton (H) Premier League – April 24
*Champions League semi-final first leg – 27 April
Newcastle (A) Premier League – April 30
Fans could be forgiven for believing the quadruple dream will die sooner or later, but Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is enjoying the challenge ahead.
Speaking to talkSPORT, the German initially struggled to unwind his team’s games in April but insists his players are used to that kind of intensity.
“We only have big weeks if I’m 100 percent honest,” Klopp told talkSPORT.
“We have Watford, Benfica, City … Benfica, City, United and Everton.
“There’s still a lot to come, but that’s why we do everything we do – to be in crucial moments, to be in very interesting positions, and that’s where we’re at right now.
“We don’t have anything yet, but we have our hand in all the big decisions at the moment.”
Reds defender Virgil van Dijk echoed Klopp’s words and urged fans to enjoy the ride.
“It’s a beautiful month,” Van Dijk told talkSPORT. “We should enjoy it, the fans should enjoy it and come in large numbers as always.
“Enjoy it and see what it brings, give it your all and hopefully we will get results too.”
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