“It was the best first half we’ve ever played”
Liverpool win the second duel for the giants in a week. After beating Manchester City, the Reds reached the FA Cup Final for the first time under Jurgen Klopp’s leadership. Then the Liverpool coach goes into a state of euphoria.
yOrgan Klopp and Liverpool reached the FA Cup Final by 3:2 (3:0) against Manchester City. The Reds defeated Pep Guardiola’s side in the semi-finals at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday and can still hope to win four titles in a season.
The opponent will be decided in the final on May 14 at Wembley on Sunday (5:30pm / DAZN) in the match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
“I’m so proud. It was the best first half we ever played. We made an incredible game. I enjoyed every second. Then the second half started well for City, their quality is great. We had counter-attacks that we didn’t use. But I accept the quality of the city. Klopp analyzed.” After reaching the final, it is difficult to beat them.” “We wanted to get to the final, we got to it.”
Liverpool, who can still win three more titles, after their success in the League Cup in second place in the table in the English Premier League, and reaching the semi-finals in the Champions League, are off to an exciting start. Former German Leipzig player Ibrahima Konate (9) with a header and Sadio Mane (17) after a fatal goalkeeper error by substitute goalkeeper Zach Stephen gave Klopp’s team an early lead. Before the break, Mane again increased with a shot to make the score 3-0 (45th place).
Mane is proud of winning the match
“It’s one of the best things ever. It’s a very big win,” said match winner Mane after the match. “We put pressure on them early on and try to make them make mistakes. This just worked for the first goal. This is Liverpool. It wasn’t easy for her, and that made the difference.”
Without Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne, the Cityzens have been a disappointment for a long time. Only after the break, Guardiola’s team got involved and managed to shorten the gap: Jack Grealish scored two minutes into the second half after working for Gabriel Jesus. However, the last attack with a 2:3 connection by Bernardo Silva (90 + 1) came too late. Liverpool can still hope for their first FA Cup win since 2006.