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Check out all the tweets, opinions as Minamino fires Reds into FA Cup Quarterfinal

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Read all the tweets, opinions and reactions as Reds edged past Norwich thanks to a Minamino brace in the FA Cup 5th round. A game of two halves it was.

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Minamino struck twice to give Liverpool a 2-goal cushion in the first half

Match Review: Reds qualify to the FA Cup Quarterfinals thanks to a Minamino brace

Liverpool took the game by the scruff of its neck as they struck the post bar as Curtis Jones hit the bar early on. Had the ball gone in, it would have been a wonderful goal for the youngster.

However, the Canaries would not stay alive for too long anyways. They would strike their first goal just shy of the 30th minute mark.

Curtis Jones played the ball to left-back Tsimikas, who played a delicate ball into the box. Origi received it, and cushioned it on for Minamino smack it inside the net.

Liverpool would strike again, just 12 minutes later. Thanks to a horrible clearance from a corner by the Norwich defense, Minamino would get another chance just inside the box.

The Japanese international made absolutely no mistake in banging this one either, perhaps harder than the first one.

Liverpool hit the near post in the second half as Oxlade-Chamberlain drove one in. The Canaries No. 7 would then strike in a beautiful shot onto the bottom corner to get one back.

Nevertheless, it would prove to be too less, too little. A consolation goal gave Norwich the chance to go out with their heads held high.

The man of the night was definitely Takumi Minamino. The former Salzburg man struck in two beautiful goals to ensure Liverpool qualified onto the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.

Take a look at his second goal yesterday here.

Though, some fans couldn’t help but make some jokes. Look at this tweet below, haha. Excuses for the language used.

We’re with you on that one, fellow Reds! Onto another piece of silverware this season!

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Clash of the titans comes to a draw as Liverpool, City both equal

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Read up all about yesterday’s poetic draw in which Liverpool and Man City went toe to toe. Check out all the opinions, tweets about the Premier League fixture here!

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The two title rivals went head to head in what was a poetic draw

Arguably the two best teams in world football right now, and their fixture did not disappoint. The Etihad was rock and rolling but Liverpool replied perfectly to all questions Pep’s team asked.

Man City v Liverpool: Epic clash comes to a draw as both draw equal blood

In a dramatic start, Kevin De Bruyne’s deflected shot beat Alisson from outside the box. Nevertheless, just a little afterwards Jota replied in a beautifully carved move by the Reds.

Amidst the chaos from a set piece, a sniped ball in from Joao Cancelo helped Jesus take City ahead. Once again, Liverpool had to come back from a goal behind to put themselves on level terms.

Just as the 2nd half kicked off, Sadio Mane saw himself through making a darting run on goal. Salah delivered a nicely weighed through ball which let the Senegalese forward finish it past Ederson first time.

Liverpool sit just one point below Manchester City after this draw as nothing changed after a potential title decider.

Manchester City dominated possession and had the majority of chances, including one for Sterling. However, Liverpool’s pure quality in their starting XI ensured the Reds always maintained a level of threat.

Pep Guardiola’s surprise for the game with Gabriel Jesus’ first start in months certainly paid off too. The Brazilian contributed well in pressing as well as bagging himself a key goal ahead of half time.

One thing for sure, now dubbed the English ‘El Clasico’, the game certainly showed why it’s a Box Buster.

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, however share a friendly rivalry, or frenemies to say so. Post match, there’s a video of Jurgen Klopp jokingly dashing away after seeing Pep Guardiola arrive, for hilarious viewing.

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Klopp, Pep sing each other’s praises ahead of English ‘El Clasico’

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Just before Sunday’s all crucial fixture, Jurgen Klopp has showered his rival Pep Guardiola in high praises. The German has called his Spanish compatriot Pep Guardiola the best manager in the world.

Not sure many Reds fans would agree with that one, though. The Gaffer’s comments came after Pep Guardiola jokingly admitted to overthinking allegations in the Champions League.

Klopp defends Pep Guardiola in the press

Guardiola commented that the solution to his overthinking might be to just ‘play with 12 players.’ This comes as City have blown away their huge lead in the league over Liverpool from the start of the year.

Jurgen Klopp when asked about Guardiola’s comments, he went onto explain what Pep actually meant. Read what the German said below.

“It was ironic! I saw there was a story in Ecuador this week which claimed I didn’t understand Luis Diaz. You[journalists] have a responsibility on this planet.

Klopp has previously said the pair have a ‘respectful relationship’

If you want to talk to us then please do us a favour and help us. Pep said ironically, ‘I overthink, and I like overthinking’.”

Not only this, the German then went onto claim Guardiola is the best manager in the world.

“Pep is the best coach in the world. I think we would all agree on that and it might be a coincidence that it didn’t work out in the Champions League so far. If anybody doubts him, I have no idea how that could happen.”

The Bromance goes both ways, as well. Pep has several times termed Klopp’s Liverpool as the toughest team he’s ever encountered.

Guardiola says Klopp makes world football a ‘better place’

When asked about he thinks of Klopp’s comments, Pep denied that he thinks he’s the best. He further said he’d love to have a drink with the German if City won the game, jokingly.

“Jurgen makes world football a better place to live. His message, he is a huge competitor.”

Over the likes of SAF’s Man United, Jose’s Madrid and Inter, and even Simeone’s Atleti. Needless to say, Klopp rightly deserves that praise. Out of all those managers, Klopp has the best record against Guardiola.

Many have termed this game as the biggest in recent English history and dubbed the English ‘El Clasico’.

The duo are evenly tied at 9 wins each and 4 draws out of their 22 encounters throughout the years. The game is setting up to be a potential title decider with Liverpool in red hot form currently.

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Reds build a 2 goal lead over Benfica in UCL quarters

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Read up all about yesterday’s UCL night as Reds thrashed Benfica 1-3 away to put one leg into the semis. Check out all the opinions, tweets and more by scrolling down below!

Player ratings: Trio of Liverpool stars deliver as Reds put one foot in Champions League semi-finals

Ibrahima Konate opened the score on the night for Liverpool with a header

It was a classic Champions League night out for the Reds under Jurgen Klopp as they demolished Benfica. The Reds scored thrice, conceding just one playing away at the Estádio da Luz in Portugal.

Benfica v. Liverpool: How the Reds have almost cemented their path to the semis

Benfica did try to fight back and got back 1 goal courtesy D. Nunez after conceding twice. However, the Reds gained back their 2 goal advantage over Benfica with a Luis Diaz goal 3 mins off the 90 min mark.

The game kicked with Liverpool getting a flurry of chances, but struck from a corner as Konate scored a towering header. Just at 34 minutes, and 17 minutes after their first goal, Liverpool scored a stunning direct goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold played in one of his signature cross the field long balls to Luis Diaz. The Uruguayan with his presence of mind cushioned the ball with a header for Sadio Mane to tap in.

The 23 year old right back keeps showing why he’s one of the best, if not the best in the world at his position.

Reds got plenty of chances afterwards to increase their lead, including a 1v1 for Salah, who was denied. At the start of the second half, Liverpool’s defense was caught napping as Nunez got a clear chance and he turned it in.

This saw Benfica try to fight their way back into the game with only a 1 goal difference. Yet, with all their efforts, the Portuguese side was unable to increase their score-line.

Liverpool’s perseverance paid off finally, with Luis Diaz getting a run at Benfica’s defense in the dying minutes. The forward ran at the defense and winded up the keeper before finishing it off for the Reds with ease.

Luis Diaz is turning into a star already for Liverpool as he scored and assisted for Liverpool in a CL night.

The Reds will now be facing Man City in a potential title decider on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium.

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