Victory over the Foresters. The boss’s verdict is Liverpool FC

Author: Eugene Drizhuk. Publication date: .

Jürgen Klopp on the performance of the Reds, Diogo Jotte, the absence of Manet and Salah in the application and the semifinals with Man City.

Thanks to Diogo Zota’s goal in the second half, Liverpool defeated Nottingham and reached the semifinals of the FA Cup, where they will play against Manchester City. The game with the “Citizens” is scheduled for mid-April. The exact start date and time of the match will be known later.

At the end of the game with the Foresters, Jürgen Klopp traditionally answered a number of questions from journalists.

About the game and the result

We could have played better, we had to score in the first half. The opponent acted on counterattacks, but otherwise we completely controlled the game. If we had scored earlier, it would have been a completely different match in terms of our performance. After the goal we scored, Nottingham took a risk, played in attack, but we also had our moments, which we did not use, so we had to settle for a score of 1: 0. Nottingham Forest was very good. Good game, passionate, well organized. Great respect to Steve and his team. In cup tournaments, the most important thing is to go to the next round, we did it, which I am very happy about.

About Diogo Jota’s goal

Exceptional goal. A good cross from Costas, but Diogo had to sweat to reach the ball. An important goal for him. I hope Diogo will return healthy and unharmed from the team. Now he is in perfect order. In any case, he looks as if he has returned to normal after the injury.

About the match with Man City in the semifinals of the FA Cup

We start with Watford. Then Benfica, City, again City, United and Everton. Important games, each separately, and that is why we will prepare for each match separately. It will not be possible to focus on everyone at once. Before the game with Nottingham, we knew that in the semifinals the winner would play with Man City. The further you go through the tournament grid in the cup competition, the higher the probability that one day you will have to face the “Citizens”. Honestly, I don’t think we seem like a delicacy to anyone. It will be difficult, but we must make sure that it will be difficult for the City. Until then, other games await us.

About the absence in the application for the game with Nottingham Salah and Manet

Mo felt pain in his leg after playing with Brighton. Nothing serious, but it was clear that he could not play today. At the same time, we decided not to use Sadio, because he has big games ahead of him. Everyone else who didn’t play today was unavailable. Only Sadio we left out of the application on his own initiative.

About the atmosphere of the stadium

Great atmosphere. Everything is fine, absolutely. I didn’t like everything the fans shouted, but the atmosphere they created was unique.

Jürgen Klopp


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