A Manchester United fan is cheering on Liverpool until the end of the season with the hope of landing a £100,000 bet.
Conflicted Red Devils supporter Phil Worthington, 72, placed a £100 wager on United's bitter rivals to do the quadruple at odds of 1,000/1. The married dad of two placed the bet in August when Liverpool's chances of an awesome four-some seemed like a pipe dream.
But fast forward nine months and Jurgen Klopp's side stand on the brink of history. Having already bagged the Carabao Cup, Liverpool are still in contention to win the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League.
Former electrician Phil hasn't got much joy out of watching United this season, but he'll be going wild if the Reds can win another half a dozen games before the end of the season.
"I shouldn’t really want Liverpool to win but these bets are very close to coming in," Phil told The Sun. "If they win six games and City drop a point, I’m quids in."
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And the veteran United fan already knows how he'll spend the cash if Liverpool manager to overhaul City in the league, beat Real Madrid in the Champions League and conquer Chelsea in the FA Cup.
"I should probably spend the money on flights to see my daughters in Australia and I’ll treat myself to a new car," he added. Liverpool still have every chance of landing the quadruple, but their task is harder after the weekend's result.
Klopp's challengers are three points behind City after Saturday's 1-1 draw against Tottenham. Guardiola's side capitalised on Liverpool's error by beating Newcastle 5-0 at the Etihad to go three points clear at the top.
The Reds likely need to win all of their remaining Premier League games and hope that City lose one of their remaining three fixtures against Wolves, West Ham and Aston Villa.
But even that may not be enough for the Merseysiders to capture only their second Premier League title, with goal difference set to be a factor.
City are currently four goals better off than Liverpool, leading some to speculate that a play-off could be required to separate the two teams at the end of the season.
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