Jurgen Klopp react to quadruple talks after Victory over Man City in the FA Cup
Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has dismissed quadruple talk after Liverpool reach the FA Cup final following a 3-2 victory over rival Manchester City on Saturday.
The Reds reached their first FA Cup final in 10 years and the result means they remain in contention to win the four major pieces of silverware available to them this season.
An early goal from Ibrahima Konate and a Sadio Mane brace in the first half put Liverpool in complete control at Wembley, and while the Citizens fought back after the break with goals from Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva, it wasn’t enough to prevent Klopp from reaching his first FA Cup final.
By reaching the final, Liverpool have put themselves in an incredibly unique position to claim all four major trophies in one season.
Having won the Carabao Cup, defeating Chelsea on penalties back in February, and may face the Blues at Wembley again in May if Chelsea defeats Crystal Palace in the other FA Cup semi-final on Sunday.
Liverpool are only just one point behind League Leaders Man City with seven games to go, but they look to have a harder task ahead with home fixtures against Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur still to go.
The Reds will face Villareal in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League and with a win over the two legs, they will face either City or Real Madrid in the final at the Stade de France.
However, Klopp has remained cautious about the possibility of winning all four trophies, adding: ‘The quadruple talk I can’t believe it. This win means we have another game and then we have to play Aston Villa in midweek, they have to move one game again.
Speaking to BBC One after the game, the German said: “I don’t think we have a full free week before the last matchday – it’s all difficult but who cares? We came here and we wanted to go through to the final.
“We knew about the problems but qualifying for this final makes the quadruple even more difficult – it’s the only way to do it but it makes it more difficult as well so it’s a strange situation.
“But we are over the moon, we beat the strongest football team in the world and that’s a pretty special moment.”
If Liverpool can achieve this great feat, they will be the first team in England to do so, the closest cases being Manchester United in 1999 who claimed the continent treble but missed out on the League Cup, and Manchester City in 2019 who won all the domestic trophies but failed to win the Champions League.