Man City vs Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp’s side win 3-2 in the FA Cup classic

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April 16, 2022 at 1:29 PM EDT

Goodbye!

Thanks for joining me as Liverpool booked their place in the FA Cup final next month, where they await the winner of Chelsea vs Crystal Palace tomorrow.

There’s no time to rest however, as the Reds await the visit of arch-rivals Manchester United on Tuesday, while City look forward to welcoming Brighton, who impressed again in the Premier League today.

Goodbye!

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 1:18 PM EDT

What went wrong for City?

It took 45 minutes for Man City to get going today. At that point, the game was all but over.

Their slow start has cost them a chance at the FA Cup final, but news that Kevin De Bruyne was not fit enough to come off the bench may rival that news in terms of worries for fans.

City will have to put this behind them and look ahead to Wednesday’s game against Brighton at the Etihad, with the title race approaching crunch time.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 1:07 PM EDT

Pep on the lack of changes

It does appear there was method behind the madness after all …

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:51 PM EDT

Anfield South?

Wembley has hardly been Liverpool’s second home over the last decade, but their certainly getting comfy in London this season.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:44 PM EDT

Klopp: “The first half was one of the best we have ever played”

Speaking to BBC, Jurgen Klopp said:

“The first half was one of the best we have ever played.

“The quality of City is insane. It’s so difficult to win against them.

“It’s not a statement. City knew it could be difficult against us.

“I can not believe quadruple talks.”

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:38 PM EDT

Van Dijk: “Perfect first half”

Speaking to BBC, Virgil Van Dijk said:

“We made it very difficult for ourselves in the end”

“We are very happy to go to the final”

“It was intense. If I’m thinking back now we should’ve killed the game off”

“We haven’t won anything at the moment. As a group it’s the only trophy we haven’t won.”

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:30 PM EDT

Liverpool’s first half just too much

Man City simply did not turn up until half-time today, and that’s what’s cost them another date at Wembley.

Sadio Mane’s brace – one brilliant and one bizarre – added to a Ibrahima Konate header to put Liverpool in what turned out to be an uncatchable position at half-time.

Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva both added left-footed goals but it was not enough, as it is Liverpool who’ll await the winners of Chelsea and Crystal Palace tomorrow.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:24 PM EDT

It’s all over!

Wow. Out of nothing this game became extremely exciting again, but Liverpool hold on!

The Reds were sensational in the first half and raced into a three goal lead thanks to Sadio Mane and Ibrahima Konate.

Jack Grealish got one back just after half-time, and Bernardo Silva added another with minutes to go, but it was too much for Pep Guardiola’s men to bring back.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:22 PM EDT

Huge chance for Sterling

93 ‘City 2-3 Liverpool

A succession of Liverpool corners eventually allows Sterling the space to get a shot off, but it’s comfortable for Alisson.

Was that the chance?

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:19 PM EDT

GOAL! Siva gets another for City!

91 ‘City 2-3 Liverpool

Just too good from Mahrez who absolutely burns past Robertson.

He has no options so elects to shoot from a tight angle, but Silva is on hand to smash home a rebound.

Four minutes of added time. Surely not …

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:17 PM EDT

Time running out for City

90 ‘City 1-3 Liverpool

Still absolutely no way through for City, and if anything it looks like Liverpool might score next.

Salah has terrorized Zinchenko all day today, and again Ake helps him out before the Egyptian can get a shot off.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:15 PM EDT

Liverpool ring the changes

87 ‘City 1-3 Liverpool

Thiago and Mane in particular are given heroes receptions as they’re replaced late in this one.

They’ve both been excellent today.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:12 PM EDT

City finally show their hand

84 ‘City 1-3 Liverpool

Jesus does well to win a free-kick, and that’s his last involvement of the day, as he’s replaced by Mahrez. Still no De Bruyne.

The Algerian’s first involvement is dummying a free-kick, but Sterling’s effort is way off the mark.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:10 PM EDT

Frustrations building for City

82 ‘City 1-3 Liverpool

No way through at all for City since their goal, and all credit to Liverpool for that.

The Reds are looking like becoming FA Cup finalists for the first time since 2012.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:07 PM EDT

Still no changes from Pep

78 ‘City 1-3 Liverpool

No Pronounciation added yet for Kevin De Bruyne Please add a pronounciation!

There must be some reasoning behind it. Although I could not tell you what it is.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:05 PM EDT

Huge 15 minutes in this rivalry

76 ‘City 1-3 Liverpool

While a place in the FA Cup final may not be at the top of these teams’ agendas, how much of a psychological blow could this game dish out?

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:01 PM EDT

Zinchenko almost punished

73 ‘City 1-3 Liverpool

Zinchenko tries to head back to his goalkeeper but there is no where near enough on it, with Salah being presented a golden chance to kill the game.

Earlier this season, that may well have been 4-1. Today, it’s side netting.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT

Brilliant from Alisson

71 ‘City 1-3 Liverpool

A fantastic save from Alisson denies Jesus!

The forward was clean through in the left channel but his countryman was equal to the effort.

What a huge moment that could be.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

April 16, 2022 at 11:55 AM EDT

Brilliant from Ake

67 ‘City 1-3 Liverpool

Ake does superbly to deny Salah and concede the corner.

Alexander-Arnold takes his first of the day, but showcases potentially why Robertson has been assigned them so far, completely missing the penalty area.

Jack Drury

Jack Drury

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