Exclusive: “Assembled A Squad That’s Capable” – Emile Heskey Thinks Liverpool Can Emulate Treble Winners

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By Dan Clubbe

Liverpool head into this international break within shooting distance of the Premier League summit, through to the next round of the Carabao Cup and with a perfect record in Europe so far. 

Around 18 months removed from a stunning attempt at an unprecedented quadruple, Jurgen Klopp’s side looks ready to compete once more on multiple fronts and albeit certainly not favourites for a trophy clean sweep, anything is possible at present. 

Back in May 2001, The Reds celebrated through the streets following their treble of League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup in the company of an estimated 500,000 supporters.


Liverpool then went on to add the Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup making it five trophies in a matter of months under the late great Gerard Houllier. 

A key member of that squad, Emile Heskey was speaking to Redmen TV via BoyleSports, who offer the latest Premier League betting & odds about the current crop and whether they have the depth to emulate that side.

Emile said: “That’s a good question. I think they do have a squad capable of doing that but everyone’s got to be at their peak. 

“I think it was 63 games in the season that we won the treble and I think I played 59 so it’s a tough task, a tall order and especially at the level that they play at the intensity, it’s going to be tough.

“When you’re talking about rotation, the forward line – look at all those players that you can rotate in and out. One can play 60 minutes one week, 30 the next and then flip it around. It’s great that you can do that but one thing you’ve got to do as well is make sure it’s communicated right to the players because they just want to play football – they don’t want to be rotated. 

“Players now understand that a bit more than when I was playing. Now it’s a little bit more strategic. They’ve assembled a squad that’s capable, I would just say defensively they haven’t got the depth they have up front and the midfield possibly.”

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Whilst anything like a tilt at a treble would be an outstanding achievement given how short Liverpool fell for the majority of last term, the early signs are certainly positive for Klopp’s 2.0 squad. 

Some luck with injuries, draws and keeping eleven men on the pitch more frequently, you just never know. 

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