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One Aussie punter has placed a three-figure bet on Liverpool to get relegated

One Aussie punter has placed a three-figure bet on Liverpool to get relegated

If correct, the punter would pocket a cheeky $300,300 (£167,417).

This football fan clearly doesn't fancy Liverpool's chances this season.

One Aussie punter doesn't just think the Reds won't make the top four, but they actually reckon Jurgen Klopp's side will get relegated.

That's right, someone - probably an Everton supporter - has placed a $300 bet on Liverpool to be playing Championship football next season.

Just a few months ago, they were still in the hunt for the quadruple.

TAB tweeted: "Liverpool sit 16th and one punter has just put $300 @ $1,001 on the Reds to be relegated..."

If the wager is correct, the punter would pocket a cheeky $300,300 (£167,417).

Chances of it actually happening? Slim.

That said, at the time of the bet, the Reds had just lost 2-1 to Manchester United and found themselves floating just above the relegation zone in 16th.

The week after, they battered Bournemouth 9-0 before securing a huge win over high-flying cash-injected Newcastle.

In October, though, consistency plagued the side, beating reigning Premier League champions Manchester City one week and losing to bottom-of-the-table Nottingham Forest the next.

But Klopp is insistent that an over-crowded treatment table at Melwood has been the primary reason for Liverpool's stuttering start.


"It starts with injuries then the problem is that the players who have no injuries have to play too often and then the players that do have the injuries, they come back and play too early very often, that's how it is," he said ahead of the Red's Champions League clash with Ajax.

"And then they come back and play and then they have another [maybe] not injuries but 'other things' and then the medical department says they can't play more than 20 minutes, they shouldn't do this and they shouldn't do that, and these kinds of things, and that's how you go into the Premier League games with a knife between your teeth.

"So that is tricky, and obviously, those situations are not sorted overnight. Yes players are coming back Ibou (Konate) - Naby, Oxlade-Chamberlain they need to train. We thought they would be out for longer, but now they are back which is good, not back to play, but back to be around and play a few minutes."

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Topics: Australia, Football, Liverpool, Premier League