Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson’s response to quadruple query speaks volumes

The unity within the Liverpool dressing room was clear for all to see after the Reds took another major stride in direction of an unprecedented quadruple with victory over Manchester City within the FA Cup semi-finals.

A gap objective from in-form Ibrahima Konate and a double from Sadio Mane gave the Merseysiders a commanding 3-0 lead on the break which proved unassailable for Metropolis, even when they struck twice within the second half to revive their delight. Liverpool’s Wembley triumph means they’re simply 90 minutes of soccer away from profitable their second trophy of the season having already scooped the Carabao Cup in February.

Remarkably, Jurgen Klopp’s aspect even have a robust hand within the Premier League and Champions League, that means they might feasibly win all 4 main trophies out there to them. That is one thing no English membership has ever achieved, so it comes as no shock Liverpool’s stars are refusing to get carried away.

Klopp himself has flatly refused to entertain discuss of the quadruple and his gamers are toeing the social gathering line by largely dismissing options they might pull off the astonishing feat. This was most obvious in Virgil van Dijk’s post-match interview, when the Dutch defender warned reporters he wouldn’t permit them to “put much more stress” on himself and his teammates. “We do not discuss something that might occur,” Van Dijk instructed Sky Sports when requested concerning the quadruple.

“So, that is all for you guys, you possibly can’t put much more stress on us than you are already doing. We simply deal with the sport and right now was a tricky recreation in opposition to Metropolis. Perhaps it is the final time this season we play in opposition to one another, perhaps not. However now we’ve got to do every part to get better, we’ve got to do every part to get better – it was an intense recreation – and ensure we’re prepared for [Manchester] United.”

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Liverpool’s gamers are refusing to get carried away concerning the quadruple regardless of their newest success
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Mane and Alisson, in the meantime, confessed it’s a “dream” to win the quadruple however burdened there are various fixtures separating Liverpool and the remaining three trophies. “We’ve a whole lot of video games to go and we’ll attempt to do our greatest – it is our dream for positive and we’ll struggle for it,” Mane instructed BBC Sport. Chatting with beIN Sports, Alisson added: “We do not have a lot time to consider these items!

“We’re all the time simply targeted on the following recreation and the following problem. We dream about it, however we dream with our toes on the bottom, being humble. We have to carry on going.” Liverpool host rivals Manchester United within the Premier League on Tuesday night time and they’re counting on Metropolis to drop factors in one in every of their seven remaining top-flight video games as they sit one level behind them on the desk’s summit. The Reds might face Pep Guardiola’s aspect once more this season in the event that they each progress to the Champions League closing, with the previous going through Villarreal and latter taking up Real Madrid within the semi-finals.

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