When Manchester City began stretching away from their competitors in the Premier League, many wondered whether they could go all the way and complete the quadruple.
Pep Guardiola’s men won the first trophy of the season by easing past Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final in February.
However, their hopes of winning all four pieces of silverware took a hit when they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wigan Athletic in the fifth round.
With the title race pretty much a formality for City, attention turned to the Champions League, where they were drawn to face Liverpool in the quarter-finals.
The tie did not go to plan, though, as they were stunned in the first 31 minutes of the first leg at Anfield.
Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane scored the goals without reply, but despite the deficit, some City fans still held hope that the team would turn it around at the Etihad.
Guardiola’s side almost did when Gabriel Jesus netted two minutes into the fixture, but Liverpool held on and secured a place in the semi-finals thanks to goals from Salah and Roberto Firmino.
A 5-1 aggregate defeat would have been tough to take for City, especially following Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Manchester United, but rival fans are making the most of it.
— Complete Forward (@PowerfulLukaku) April 10, 2018
How did the quadruple go guys
— Goonerette TV – GTV (@HONESTAFC) April 10, 2018
— Kwadwo Kwafo (@KojoMcKenzie) April 10, 2018
— John Fallon (@DoTheBartMan199) April 10, 2018
where are the Man City fans who said they play great defense???
— Kevin 🇩🇪⚽️ Bayern (@KevinScottK9) April 10, 2018
— Mesut Özil Stats (@WeAreOzil) April 10, 2018
Hello ManCity 😂🤣🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/l25Bm5Boqi
— Aabid Dar (@_aabiddar) April 10, 2018
Thought this man city team was best thing since sliced bread? Treble really
— Mr Phil (@mrphil914) April 10, 2018