Liverpool quadruple bet: Fan is still refusing to cash out £100 wager

Jurgen Klopp with the FA Cup

Liverpool are still dreaming of completing an incredible quadruple this season.

Having already claimed the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, Jurgen Klopp’s side now turn their attention to the two biggest trophies – the Premier League and the Champions League.

The Reds need a massive favour from Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa in order to claim the title. They have to beat Wolves at Anfield and hope that Villa can take points away from Manchester City at the Etihad.

Whatever happens on the final day of the Premier League campaign, Liverpool will go into the Champions League final against Real Madrid as slight favourites.

Even if Liverpool finish the season with the two domestic cups, it has been an incredible eight months for them. Nobody could have predicted that this side could still be in with a chance of winning the quadruple at this stage of the season.

Well, almost nobody.

That’s because one fan placed a £100 bet on it happening at the start of the season at odds of 3,671/1.

We explained last week how one Betfair customer had been offered £22k cash-out for a bet that would win more than £367k.

And now, the fan in question has given an interview to Betfair – and she has no intentions of cashing out.

Tanya Hanley from Liverpool put her first ever bet on her favourite side winning all four trophies in August. Her approximate cash-out was as high as £35,140 when Man City were 2-0 down to West Ham at half time last weekend.

If Liverpool win the title on Sunday, the cash out ahead of the Champions League final will be around £220k!

Why did she place the bet in the first place?

But she insists that she’s letting it run.

“I just had a feeling that Liverpool could do it and that something big was going to happen,” she told Betfair. “I had a wager with a friend on it, they had put a bet on it too, then I saw the odds that Betfair had for Liverpool to win all four trophies and I opened an account and placed my first ever bet.

“My family and friends are constantly asking me about it and checking if I’ve cashed out yet, but I don’t want to cash out. I wasn’t even bothered about knowing what the figure was as I just wanted to keep the bet going.

“It’s a big amount but I’m not swayed as I believe in them, they’ve come so far. It’s the closest anyone has ever been to winning the Quadruple, I really feel like they could do it.”

Betfair Spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said: “We have been in contact with Tanya and she is aware of the Cash Out offer available to her. She is in total control and she knows that she can take the offer if she wishes to.

“We’ll be keeping in close contact with her through the day on Sunday to make sure that she is up-to-date with the latest Cash Out offer and we wish her good luck for the two key matches.”

Her dad is a Man Utd fan!

Tanya has revealed that her father is actually a Manchester United fan and has urged her to take the money and run!

“I’ve been a Liverpool fan for a few years now, but my Dad is a Man United fan and he’s been telling me that Liverpool are never going to do it,” she said.

“He’s been telling me to Cash Out since about the second week and he also said that United would beat us when they played each other, but that didn’t happen of course!

“My Dad’s friend did get me a Liverpool shirt when I was a kid too, and most of his friends are Liverpool fans, so there’s always been that and I have always been drawn to Liverpool as a place, the people and now the club with Jurgen Klopp, he’s amazing, his character and what he does is amazing.

“Each week I’ve been checking what results Liverpool need to get, and if they need City to lose or draw. It’s definitely made football more exciting for me.

“I was made up when Mahrez missed the penalty against West Ham, I just think that City drawing that match shows there’s a good chance on Sunday for them to slip up again.”

Lukasz Fabianski brilliantly saved Riyad Mahrez's late penalty as West Ham drew 2-2 with Man City in their Premier League clash

Will she cash out?

So, what’s she going to do on Sunday?

“If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. My Mum can’t sleep thinking about it, my Dad is practically on board now, but everyone is saying I’ve got balls of steel. On the day I think I’ll be a bit more nervous.

“My predictions for Sunday are Liverpool to win 4-1 and City to draw 2-2.”

And how will she spend her £367,100 if Liverpool do win the quadruple?

“If Liverpool do win all four, I’d take the family on holiday and keep the money in the bank,” Tanya said.

And a final message to Gerrard ahead of Villa’s clash against City?

“Just get the ball and put it in the goal. It can’t be that hard.”

Simple as that.

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