Jurgen Klopp imagines FA Cup tie against Manchester City will be difficult

Who will win the much-awaited FA Cup encounter?

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After what was a 78th-minute winner from Diogo Jota that carried Liverpool to the semis of the FA Cup, Jurgen Klopp had his say on the next round clash against rivals Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp says it will be difficult to beat Manchester City in the semis of the FA Cup

The Reds are still challenging for a quadruple win this season, after narrowing the gap to just a single point in the Premier League table.

Jurgen Klopp said in the post-match interview after the 1-0 win at The City Ground, “We have Watford, Benfica, City, Benfica, City, United, Everton (after the international break).

“From a Liverpool perspective these are all massive games and we try to play them one at a time and not all together.

“We knew before the game City would be the opponent if we wanted to go to the final anyway. Now here we go.

“The further you go in whichever competition the more likely you are you will face City at one point.

“I don’t think we are the dream draw for anyone, but it will be a tough tie and we have to make sure it will be tough for City as well.

“But there are a lot of games to play before that,” said the Liverpool F.C manager.

The quarter-final against Nottingham Forest was not as easy as Klopp and his boys expected. This was the first meeting between the two history-rich clubs of England in 23 years.

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Jota’s cheeky finish helps Jurgen Klopp and men go through to the next round

Diogo Jota
Jota scored the only goal of the match in the 78th minute

Nottingham missed chances at their attacking end, which came to haunt them in the closing stages of the match, as Diogo Jota nicked in a Konstantinos Tsimikas cross into the back of Nottingham’s net.

Adding to his comments, Jurgen Klopp said, “It was the game we expected, especially if you don’t use your chances,

“We could have played better, but we should have scored in the first half. If we scored earlier it would be a completely different game.

“All respect to Steve (Cooper) and Nottingham Forest, a top, top performance, really professional, really well organised.

“It was a brilliant atmosphere. Everything was prepared to give us a knock as well but because we were prepared for a fight we came through.”

Liverpool now faces a tough test ahead, as they look to build up their odds of winning the quadruple. In a period of two weeks, Jurgen Klopp’s men face their Champions League quarter-final opponents, S.L Benfica, twice and also Manchester City, once in the league and then in the F.A Cup semi-finals.

These weeks may be vital for Liverpool and their chances of winning multiple silverware and add to the Carabao Cup they won previously, beating Chelsea in a thrilling penalty shootout.

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