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Liverpool: Stan Collymore undermines quadruple charge

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Former Liverpool player Stan Collymore has thrown shade at his previous club, saying teams in the past had it harder than the Reds as they go in pursuit of the quadruple.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months, you will know Liverpool are in the hunt for four trophies – they have already won the League Cup, are second in the Premier League table, and have finals in the F.A Cup and Champions still to come.

However, Collymore believes other sides in the past have had it harder than the Merseyside outfit. A Liverpool fan tweeted an article of his discussing this very subject, to which Collymore responded, “I’ll leave this here for you or anyone else to read. LFC is a strange one because it’s great, defining work was in a competitive era. But make no mistake, they’re now part of a cartel, so the 85/86 Double v 2022 Quad, I’m 100% right.”

TIF Thoughts on Liverpool’s potential achievements

There is no doubt what Liverpool could achieve this season is unprecedented. To sustain such a high level across four separate competitions is underheard of, and Jurgen Klopp and his team deserve respect for the standards they have set this term.

However, Collymore does have a point. The Champions League has created a huge financial gap between those who compete in the competition and those who don’t. The money on offer from the continental competition is huge – as per Sportskeeda, Chelsea earned £70m from their Champions League win last season, without including the extra T.V money they were in line to earn. Not only does that have an influence in Europe, but also domestically.

The 12 clubs who attempted to break away and form a European Super League clearly felt they had outgrown the continent’s structure, and Liverpool were part of that group. That was not the players’ fault, of course, but they are part of a select batch of teams who have any real chance of success in Europe’s premier club competition.

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