Jürgen Klopp could not stop, grin. “It’s unbelievable,” the coach of the FC Liverpool swarmed after moving into the final of the FA Cup.
“I’m absolutely proud.” With 3: 2, the Reds in the London Wembley Stadium not only defeated the great rivals Manchester City and Pep Guardiola in the Cup semifinals, for the club of the German coach, it could now be a historic season. For the first time in the club story, the Klopp team can win the so-called quadrupel with four titles.
“We still have too many games,” the German coach replied after his first move into the Fa Cup final and negative thoughts on a possible quad coup. In addition to the cup finals and the Ligacup success, Liverpool is also in the semi-final of the Champions League and has continued good master opportunities in the Premier League, a counter behind Manchester City. “It’s a dream of us,” said Doppel scorer Sadio Mané and expressed himself more open than his coach. “We will fight for it.”
Klopp device into swarms
On Saturday, the performance impressed in the first half. “That was the best first half we ever played. We did everything right,” smelled Klopp. “We were outstanding. I enjoyed every second.” The former English national defendant Martin Keown stated amazed: “Liverpool was in his own world in the first half.”
In addition to double door ship Mané (17th Minute / 45.) The former Leipziger Bundesliga-Profi Ibrahima Konaté (9th) for Liverpool was also successful. League Table Guide Man City was only after the break at eye level. “We played much better than City,” emphasized Klopp and reminded of the rather happy 2: 2 in the league last Sunday. “We won highly deserved.”
Time to relax or enjoy the FC Liverpool is not. Already on Tuesday it goes against the archrival Manchester United for important Premier League points. Five days later, the relegate FC Everton comes to the Liverpool derby to the Anfield Road. Then the FC Villareal travels to the first semifinal in the premier class to England. “I think we will not have free week until the end of the season,” Klopp said. “Now we want to win the next game. Then we’ll continue.”
Guardiola harvest criticism
Klopp’s coaching colleague Guardiola, on the other hand, had to face criticism to the establishment especially in the goal. Replacement Keeper Zack Steffen, who was borrowed from Fortuna Düsseldorf two years ago, tapped heavily at the second goal. “It was an accident,” said the Catalan.
For Alan Shearer, formerly captain of English national team, was the establishment of the reason for the city. “Liverpool had Alisson, who was shiny twice. Her goalkeeper made mistakes. That was the difference,” the striker judged.