Liverpool cut to 4/9 odds-on to win UEFA Champions League

Reds defy 18/1 To Qualify Odds

Liverpool © GEPA pictures
Liverpool © GEPA pictures

What a night Anfield enjoyed on Tuesday. Liverpool overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit in their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona to reach the final. It was the first time that a team had overturned a three-goal deficit in the semifinals of the competition and the Liverpool 4-0 success at Anfield stunned the world.

While Liverpool were favourites to win the match on Tuesday, they were massive underdogs to actually qualify from the tie. The weight of history was against them. The probability of them producing this scoreline was slim at best.

Some bookmakers had 18/1 odds available prior to the game on Liverpool To Qualify. That was the mountain they had to climb. But climb it they did as two goals each from Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi got them past a beleaguered Barcelona.

Liverpool’s success came without Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in the side as well. While Liverpool had to hang on at the end while Barcelona searched desperately for an away goal that would have rescued the situation for them, Liverpool’s rearguard action remained strong.

Last season Barcelona lost in the quarterfinals against Roma having won the first leg of the tie at the Camp Nou by a 4-1 scoreline. They lost 3-0 in Italy and were knocked out on away goals. This one has to hurt just as much.

Liverpool could have been taken at 50/1 odds with bet365 for a 4-0 correct score before kick off. That epic statement of intent now has seen Liverpool move in from 22/1 odds to just 4/9 to win this season’s Champions League* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 8th, 2019 at 2:40 p.m.). The Reds will await the winner of the Ajax v Tottenham tie. The Champions League final is booked for June 1st.

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