The Portugal international resolved the FA Cup quarter-final in favor of Liverpool against Nottingham, at the City Ground, with a goal in the 78th minute. The “reds” striker eluded Tobias Figueiredo and deflected Tsimikas’ cross in extremis behind Ethan Horvath’s goal – later validated by the VAR.
By then, Klopp had already released Thiago, Henderson, Luis Díaz and Minamino to unlock a fixture that was proving difficult for the Premier League’s second-placed side. The German coach, it should be noted, has decided to “save” Mané and Robertson, regular starters, in addition to not being able to count on the injured Salah and Alexander-Arnold.
In addition to Tobias Figueiredo, Cafú was also used in the team fighting for the championship, having come on in the 65th minute, as well as Xande Silva (coming on top in the 90th minute). Despite the disadvantage, Forest still scared Liverpool but couldn’t beat Alisson.
Thus, Liverpool, opponents of Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, joined Man. City, Chelsea and Crysta Palace among the FA Cup semi-finalists.
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