Liverpool news: The Reds suffered a major setback in their hopes of winning the Premier League title after dropping points in a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday.
Son Heung-Min fired the Spurs into the lead early in the second half, which was overturned by Luis Diaz’s deflected shot during the 74th minute of the game.
Jurgen Klopp’s troops tried hard to find the winning goal during the final minutes of the game. But Spurs stood firm, earning a crucial point in their bid to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
The Reds currently sit at the top of the Premier League table but only on goal difference. Manchester City can go three points clear of them when they play Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium later today.
Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp explains why it’s difficult to win the quadruple
Speaking to the media after the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that his team’s chances of winning the quadruple have taken a massive hit after the Spurs draw.
He said: “I’m not happy, but not as sad as the players are right now. It is my duty to explain why something happens like this. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were completely rested, that is why it is so hard.
That is why the quadruple is so unlikely; there is a reason nobody has done it in this country.”
Liverpool is aiming to win the quadruple this season. They have already lifted the EFL Cup trophy and are scheduled to play in the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League final respectively as well.
No English team has ever managed to win four trophies in a single season and the Reds will create the history if they manage to do so.
Does Mohamed Salah need a break?
The Egypt international started the current season brilliantly but has seen a drop in form in recent months. He has managed to score just two goals in his last 12 appearances in all competitions.
The Reds have played 11 games in all competitions since the start of April, which has taken a major toll on players mentally and physically. Salah has featured in most of them and Klopp should consider resting him in the upcoming games, which could help him regain his form.
Liverpool will next play Villa in the league before facing Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 14. Meanwhile, rivals Manchester City have Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers on their fixture list.