League Cup success would give Liverpool squad winning habit – and their 'minimum' achievement

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A little over a year ago, Jurgen Klopp was on the verge of tears as he admitted that Liverpool’s title hopes were over in mid-February. “I can’t believe it, but yes,” he said when asked after defeat away to Leicester City.

Liverpool had 30 points fewer than at the same stage in their title-winning season the year before. They’d exited the FA Cup to Man United, the League Cup on penalties to Arsenal, and had just lost their last three games at Anfield after having gone 68 matches unbeaten. They would go on to lose six home league games in a row for the first time in their top-flight history.

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Matt Ladson is the co-founder and editor of This Is Anfield, the independent Liverpool news and comment website, and covers all areas of the Reds for FourFourTwo – including transfer analysis, interviews, title wins and European trophies. As well as writing about Liverpool for FourFourTwo he also contributes to other titles including Yahoo and Bleacher Report. He is a lifelong fan of the Reds.