Liverpool drop to 2/5 in Champions League Winner odds

Liverpool drop to 2/5 in Champions League Winner odds

Champions League winner odds recognise Liverpool as favourite following historic win over Barcelona

Although it was only a few short days ago since we saw Barcelona priced at 2/5 to win this year’s Champions League, a massive change in circumstances has left Liverpool with the same price, leaving a lot of football fans expecting the Reds to be crowned champions of Europe on the 1st of June.

Prior to the Champions League semi-finals, it was all to play for between Barcelona and Liverpool, but a resounding 3-0 win for Ernesto Valverde’s Barca effectively confirmed their place in the final. It was to such a point that the majority of Liverpool fans were assuming their exit from the competition, not helped by both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino completely missing the second leg through injury.

Entering the second leg at Anfield on Tuesday night, Liverpool were waiting to concede against Barcelona, meaning that even if they’d scored three goals, they’d need another two to cancel out the aggregate goal. Instead, a first-half goal from Divock Origi put Liverpool in the lead before Georginio Wijnaldum netted a brace within two minutes in the second half to match the tally of the visiting Spanish champions.

With the scoreline level at Anfield, a tense twenty-three minutes passed before Divock Origi scored his second of the game to fire Liverpool into the lead against all odds. Eleven minutes remained for Jurgen Klopp’s side to hold their nerve, but they did exactly that without any problem at all, completing one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the UEFA Champions League.

Liverpool slashed from 25/1 after the first leg to 2/5 after the second

Back when Liverpool were licking their wounds following a devastating 3-0 win at Camp Nou last week, some bookmakers went as far as to offer odds of 25/1 for Liverpool to win competition. This is now as short as 2/5 just a matter of hours after the final whistle blew at Anfield, adding more proof to the magnitude of such a win.

Enduring a season full of ups and downs, Liverpool started the term priced at 9/1 to win the Champions League. Manchester City, Juventus and Barcelona primarily dovetailed as the favourites, but Liverpool had to be in contention based on their ability to reach the 2018 Champions League final last year.

Recording an impressive 3-2 win over Paris Saint Germain in their first Champions League group game had them dropping as short as 7/1 with some bookmakers, but a narrow 1-0 defeat to Napoli saw them drifting back to 9/1. An expected win over Red Star Belgrade only prompted a minor change, Liverpool cut down to 8/1, but it all changed when they lost to both Red Star Belgrade and PSG away, bookmakers pricing their chances at 16/1.

Successive disappointment for the first time this season encouraged Liverpool to bounce back, defeating Napoli to push their way into the round of 16, where Liverpool’s odds were once again back to 9/1. Only able to take a goalless draw at home in the first leg, Liverpool dropped to 11/1, before moving down to 9/2 after an impressive 3-1 victory at the Allianz Arena.

Odds dropped again in defeating Porto twice in the quarter-finals, down to 7/2 after beating the Portuguese side 2-0 at Anfield, and 5/2 after winning 4-1 at the Estadio do Dragao. Odds of 9/4 were handed to the Reds prior to their meeting with Barcelona, but the 3-0 defeat saw most bookies being as negative as to offer a 25/1 price. Beating Barca to reach the final now has Liverpool as short as 2/5, leaving no choice but to assume that Jurgen Klopp’s men will come away with the trophy after falling short in the last attempt.

Alisson Becker Liverpool Champions League

Liverpool were faultless against Barcelona, presenting strength in defence and danger in attack to pull of a deserved thrashing over the Spanish champions.

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