Liverpool are heading to win their very first quadrupole. Their hopes are still alive as they beat Manchester City in the semifinals of the FA Cup. Last night, the Klopp boys beat the Citizens by 3-2 at Wembley Stadium. As a result, Liverpool have reached the FA Cup Final, where they will face either Chelsea or Crystal Palace. It is the 10th time that Guardiola lost to Jurgen Klopp in this coaching career. No other manager has beaten Guardiola more than Klopp.
At Wembley Stadium, Manchester City faced Liverpool in the semifinal of the FA Cup. Pep Guardiola, the manager of Man City, played his second team in this match. He benched most of his first-team players to give them rest for the clash against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. Guardiola set up his team formation in 4-2-3-1.
On the other hand, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp played his best possible XI against Man City. He played his team in a 4-3-3 formation, where he used Salah, Mane, and Luis Diaz in the front. However, Klopp replaced Joel Matip with Ibrahim Konate in this match.
Liverpool started dominating from the beginning of the match. So they don’t have to wait much time to take the lead. In the 9th minute, defender Ibrahim Konate scored a stunning goal with a header. He converted the corner kick of Andrew Robertson into a goal. In addition, Zack Steffan, the goalkeeper of Man City, made a huge mistake in the 17th minute. After failing to clear the ball, Sadio Mane scored the second goal of this match. Moreover, Sadio Mane hit again just before half-time. He scored his second and team’s third goal in the 45th minute. As a result, Manchester City went 3-0 down at halftime.
Returning from the break, Manchester City immediately returned a goal. Jack Grealish found the net for the Citizens with the help of Gabriel Jesus. After that goal, Pep Guardiola made a change in the XI. He deployed Riyad Maharez on the pitch. After that, Man City increased their attacking speed. Finally, they scored a goal at the very last moment. Bernardo Silva netted the ball in the 90th minute for Man City. But it wasn’t enough to win the match. So, Liverpool sealed the final of the FA Cup.