Ian Wright says he is rooting for Liverpool to win the quadruple this season, and that it could be their destiny to do so.
Speaking on The Kelly & Wrighty Show on Optus Sport, the pundit said that the ‘special vibe’ around Liverpool means that he is willing The Reds on.
“I’m actually desperate for Liverpool in this era, in this time, this manager, this special vibe that I’m feeling with Liverpool, I’d love them to do the quadruple,” said Wright. “I’d love them to do it, because you couldn’t find a more befitting team of it.”
“What I like about Liverpool at the minute, is when you talk about it, Jurgen Klopp isn’t shutting it down, he’s embracing that, because he knows what his team’s capable of.
“This is what I love about it, this is destiny man, I think there’s something special happening at Liverpool this season.”
It has been a truly memorable campaign for everyone of a Liverpool persuasion. The worrying thing is that The Reds could still come away from one of the all-time great seasons with just a Carabao Cup to show for it.
On the other hand, there is a shot at sporting immortality on the line for every player in Klopp’s squad. Over the next five weeks or so, we’ll find out the answers.
Crunch time for Liverpool
After so much talk, it would be hard to take if Liverpool don’t go on to secure any further silverware between now and the end of May.
But when you’re coming up against a team as good as Manchester City, the stakes are just that high. It’s perfectly reasonable that Liverpool could finish runners-up with 94 points and lose both the Champions League and FA Cup finals.
To rival fans, that would no doubt be seen as a failure. To Klopp and his players, maybe it would be too. For the Liverpool supporters though, these players are already heroes.
There’s something even more alluring in football about a team of nearly-men. Teams that pushed the best all the way but couldn’t quite get over the line. If that is what Liverpool are to become this season, then in years to come they’ll still be looked on in a romantic, heroic way.
For now though, there’s still everything to play for. Wrighty is bang on, there is something special happening at the club, hopefully they can now make that count with something tangible.