Liverpool stepped into the FA Cup Final as Sadio Mane’s double motivated a 3-2 victory over Manchester City and smashed their rivals’ hopes.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are trailing an extraordinary clean-sweep of the 4 major trophies in a single season.
They remain on track to acquire that incredible target following a sparkling first half show in Saturday’s semi-final at Wembley.
Ibrahima Konte set Liverpool ahead and Mane doubled their lead credits to a disaster from City keeper Zack Steffen.
Mane struck again prior half-time and, despite Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva scored after the break, City were not able to complete an amazing revival.
Liverpool will make their first FA Cup final feature since 2012 on 14th of May when they face Chelsea or Crystal Palace, who will meet in Sunday’s semi-final.
Liverpool, into the FA Cup final for the 15th time, have not triumphed the tournament since 2006, whilst Klopp has yet to dominate them to a domestic knockout trophy.
Chasing Premier League leaders City by just 1 point with 7 matches remaining, Liverpool have already triumphed the League Cup and have also stepped into the Champions League semi-finals, where they will compete Villarreal.
In spite Klopp’s statements that the four-way is an unfeasible dream, this was another step towards football perpetuity.
For City, exhausted physically and mentally, it was a match too far as Liverpool handed them a first loss in 11 games.
Both league meetings this season had concluded in 2-2 draws, counting a palpitating clash at the Etihad Stadium previous weekend.
Pep Guardiola asserted City were ‘exhausted’, giving him ‘no choice’ but to make changes, with Kevin De Bruyne on the bench along with Ederson, Ruben Dias and Rodri, whilst Kyle Walker was unavailable with an injury.
On the contrary, Klopp call back Mane, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold following resting his crucial players for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg versus Benfica.
Guardiola will reckon his selection was the right move if City can seed Liverpool in the title race and reach a second consecutive Champions League final.