Liverpool League Cup Odds Slashed – Jurgen Klopp’s rejuvenated Reds are now trading at 2.62 odds to win the competition following their 6-1 pasting of Southampton writes football betting tips site FC Bodog.
Klopp’s men will face Stoke City in the semi-finals of the competition while Everton play Man City. The Manchester side are still the outright favourites to win the tournament at 2.20 with Everton 8.50 and Stoke 10.00.
If Liverpool can repeat their form displayed during the 6-1 demolition of Southampton they will take some serious beating. The returning Daniel Sturridge fired Liverpool into the lead with two goal inside the first 29 minutes before powerful Belgian striker Divock Origi notched a hat trick with Jordon Ibe also getting on the scoresheet.
Origi had not found the back of the net in any of his 13 appearances for club or country this season prior to this game.
And the performance of Origi – a player who struggled with confidence and form under previous manager Brendan Rodgers – will have been immensely pleasing for Klopp because he now knows he has a viable alternative to the injury prone Sturridge who spends more time on the physio’s table than on the pitch.
Afterwards Klopp praised 26-year-old Sturridge: “Of course I knew all about his quality, this was not a problem, but I had not seen it live in a stadium in such an important game.
“How do I know if he can be better than a couple of seasons ago? I don’t know. You have known him longer than me.
“The problem with Daniel was we didn’t know how long he could play. He did not have the perfect pre-season.”
The result will also give backers of Liverpool’s Premier League odds plenty of hope. Back in October we reported how those Liverpool EPL odds were slashed after the news that Klopp was coming to Anfield.
The semi-finalists can all stake realistic claims to winning this season’s League Cup. Everton won 2-0 versus Middlesbrough in the quarter-finals with exciting Spanish youngster Gerard Deulofeu producing a man-of-the-match effort
And Stoke beat Sheffield Wednesday, winning 2-0 at home fairly easily, even without star men Bojan and Xherdan Shaqiri.
City beat Hull 4-1 on Tuesday with Kevin de Bruyne in unstoppable form alongside David Silva. But it’s those Liverpool League Cup odds that have taken the biggest hit after upsurge in form and pairing with the Potters.