Jürgen Klopp has been in charge of the Reds for seven years, but he had rarely seen a show like that on Saturday night in Wembley from his team. “The first half was one of the best we’ve ever played,” said the Liverpool team manager after the 3-2 (3-0) win in the FA Cup semifinals at big rivals Manchester City.
“We did everything right, we scored at the right moments – we were outstanding. I enjoyed every second,” said Klopp. Ex-Leipziger Ibrahima Konate (9th) and Sadio Mane (18th/45th) shot the guests towards the final, City only came close through Jack Grealish (47th) and Bernardo Silva (90th + 1).
However, Klopp did not want to hear the “quadruple talk”, even if the chances of winning the championship, Champions League and cup titles increase. Liverpool have already won the League Cup.
“Getting into this final makes the quadruple even more difficult,” said Klopp: “I don’t think we have a full week off before the last matchday. But we beat the strongest team in the world – and that’s a very special moment .”
It is the 54-year-old’s first final in the world’s oldest football competition and the Reds’ 15th. On May 14, Liverpool will play in the final against the winner of the duel between Chelsea FC and outsiders Crystal Palace, who on Sunday ( 5.30 p.m.) also meet at Wembley.