A late scare did not deter Liverpool, who beat Manchester City 3-2 to reach the FA Cup final at Wembley and continue on pace for a historic quadruple.
Liverpool’s 3-2victory against Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Champions League was virtually settled in the first 45 minutes, thanks to a combination of merciless finishing and City errors.
After winning the Carabao Cup, Liverpool is now in the FA Cup final and the Champions League quarterfinals, and they are now second in the Premier League. A reshuffled City team was unable to recover.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola chose Zack Steffen over Ederson in goal because he couldn’t start Kevin de Bruyne and Kyle Walker was injured.
Sadio Mane pounced on Steffen’s mistake in the six-yard box, enabling Liverpool to take the lead after only nine minutes of the game.
Jurgen Klopp’s side took a commanding lead into the interval thanks to a precise volley from Sadio Mane, but Jack Grealish equalised early in the second half and Alisson twice saved vitally from Gabriel Jesus as this semi-final sprung to life.
Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva snatched a second goal back for his side at the start of stoppage time, but Liverpool held on and will play either Chelsea or Crystal Palace in the final on May 14.