Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's side field up semi-remaining date in opposition to Man Metropolis after edging past hosts

Liverpool will play Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley after edging past Nottingham Forest in a pulsating encounter at the City Ground.Diogo Jota scored the only goal of the game for the visitors, prodding in Konstantinos Tsimikas' cross from the left with 12 minutes remaining. Jurgen Klopp's quadruple-chasing side dominated possession but…

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Liverpool will play Manchester Metropolis in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley after edging past Nottingham Forest in a pulsating bump into at the Metropolis Ground.

Diogo Jota scored essentially the most attention-grabbing aim of the recreation for the company, prodding in Konstantinos Tsimikas' harmful from the left with 12 minutes remaining.

Jurgen Klopp's quadruple-chasing side dominated possession but were made to work for their victory by their relentless Championship opponents.

Steve Cooper's side noticed a unhurried penalty appeal became down by VAR when midfielder Ryan Yates fell after a suppose with Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.

The hosts moreover regarded Philip Zinckernagel's scoot over as decisive to the crash result, the Danish winger side-footing extensive from six yards from Brennan Johnson's enthralling harmful ultimate a few minutes previous to Jota's aim.

"I instruct the recreation become selected a defining two minutes - we had a first rate probability that we didn't seize and they created one and did," talked about Cooper.

Whereas Forest had already overwhelmed every Arsenal and Leicester in this season's rivals, they came upon themselves taking a big step up at school in opposition to Liverpool irrespective of Klopp making seven changes to his starting XI.

And while they were galvanised by the electric ambiance in what become the principle meeting between the clubs in the FA Cup since the rescheduled 1989 semi-remaining that followed the Hillsborough peril, they spent long classes of the recreation beneath excessive rigidity.

Yates moreover had a huge gamble to scoot a unhurried equaliser, but Liverpool, who moreover carved initiating a whole lot of ultimate alternatives of their very comprise, deservedly evolved to the last four.

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Polished Liverpool protect momentum

Whereas Forest made an encouraging begin irrespective of the absence of three first-preference defenders, Liverpool's Premier League pedigree hasty became evident.

The company' slick toddle many cases precipitated concerns as did the hosts' comprise attempts to play out from the help.

And had Roberto Firmino no longer fluffed a golden probability to begin the scoring, Klopp's side would have headed into the interval with a deserved advantage and perhaps having laid the platform for a more convincing performance.

As a change the Brazilian's tried dink become well saved by Forest goalkeeper Ethan Horvath, who bailed out his group after Jack Colback's glaring mistake.

"It become the recreation we expected, especially in the occasion you do no longer use your potentialities," talked about Klopp.

"We can even have performed better, but we must have scored in the principle half. If we scored earlier it will most definitely be a fully different recreation. Every little thing become ready to supply us a knock apart from but because we were ready for a fight we came thru."

Reinforcements were summoned ultimate after the hour mark with Jordan Henderson, Thiago, Takumi Minamino and Luis Diaz all introduced to have a have a study and flip the contest in Liverpool's favour.

But having survived a dread at one finish of the pitch it become Jota who made the distinction with his 19th aim of the advertising and marketing and marketing campaign - his most attention-grabbing ever return in entrance of aim in a single season.

And it ensured that Liverpool reached the semi-remaining of the rivals for the principle time beneath Klopp and maintained their amazing home hang which has viewed them prefer 13 consecutive video games plus the Carabao Cup remaining in opposition to Chelsea after a penalty shootout.

Forest flip focal point to promotion

Forest were bottom of the Championship when Cooper took mark in September and the former England Beneath-17s boss has since overseen a big upturn in fortunes.

This become most attention-grabbing Forest's 2nd defeat since the flip of the 365 days and, while they'll seize coronary heart from pushing one among Europe's elite clubs so shut, they are able to now focal point all of their attention on trying to be half of Liverpool in the Premier League next term.

Forest are three aspects off the Championship play-off positions with video games in hand on the whole aspects around them in the table.

And if the likes of Joe Worrall, Joe Garner and Keinan Davis continue to build in the identical vein as they did right here, they give the impact of being to have the backbone of a bunch able to reaching the finish flight for the principle time since 1999.

Player of the match

WorrallJoe Worrall

with a median of 7.36

Nottingham Forest

  1. Squad number4Player identifyWorrall

  2. Squad number37Player identifyGarner

  3. Squad number20Player identifyJohnson

  4. Squad number22Player identifyYates

  5. Squad number9Player identifyDavis

  6. Squad number2Player identifySpence

  7. Squad number23Player identifyLolley

  8. Squad number18Player identifyCafú

  9. Squad number1Player identifyHorvath

  10. Squad number3Player identifyTobias Figueiredo

  11. Squad number11Player identifyZinckernagel

  12. Squad number16Player identifySurridge

  13. Squad number8Player identifyColback

  14. Squad number17Player identifyMighten

  15. Squad number19Player identifyXande Silva

Liverpool

  1. p066d6nySquad number4Player identifyvan Dijk

  2. placeholderSquad number1Player identifyAlisson

  3. placeholderSquad number20Player identifyDiogo Jota

  4. placeholderSquad number21Player identifyTsimikas

  5. placeholderSquad number5Player identifyKonaté

  6. p066d6q7Squad number12Player identifyGomez

  7. placeholderSquad number3Player identifyFabinho

  8. placeholderSquad number6Player identifyThiago Alcántara

  9. p066d6v3Squad number9Player identifyRoberto Firmino

  10. placeholderSquad number23Player identifyDíaz

  11. p066d6t5Squad number14Player identifyHenderson

  12. placeholderSquad number18Player identifyMinamino

  13. placeholderSquad number8Player identifyKeïta

  14. p066d6trSquad number15Player identifyOxlade-Chamberlain

  15. placeholderSquad number67Player identifyElliott

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Horvath
  • 2Spence
  • 4Worrall
  • 3Figueiredo
  • 8ColbackSubstituted forCosta Silvaat 90+1'minutes
  • 22Yates
  • 37Garner
  • 23LolleySubstituted forRibeiro Diasat 65'minutes
  • 11ZinckernagelSubstituted forMightenat 78'minutes
  • 20Johnson
  • 9DavisSubstituted forSurridgeat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Mbe Soh
  • 13Bong
  • 14Laryea
  • 16Surridge
  • 17Mighten
  • 18Ribeiro Dias
  • 19Costa Silva
  • 21Ojeda
  • 30Samba

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 12GomezBooked at 60minutes
  • 5Konaté
  • 4van Dijk
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 8KeïtaSubstituted forHendersonat 64'minutes
  • 3FabinhoSubstituted forThiago Alcántaraat 64'minutes
  • 15Oxlade-ChamberlainSubstituted forDíazat 64'minutes
  • 67ElliottSubstituted forMinaminoat 64'minutes
  • 9Firmino
  • 20Jota

Substitutes

  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 13Adrián
  • 14Henderson
  • 17Jones
  • 18Minamino
  • 23Díaz
  • 27Origi
  • 32Matip
  • 63Beck

Referee:
Craig Pawson

Attendance:
28,584

Are dwelling Textual sigh

  1. Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Liverpool 1.

  2. Second Half of ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Liverpool 1.

  3. Strive omitted. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) beautiful footed shot from the beautiful side of the sphere is high and extensive to the beautiful. Assisted by Takumi Minamino.

  4. Offside, Liverpool. Jordan Henderson tries a thru ball, but Roberto Firmino is caught offside.

  5. Strive omitted. Cafú (Nottingham Forest) beautiful footed shot from the beautiful side of the sphere is shut, but misses the finish beautiful nook. Assisted by Tobias Figueiredo with a thru ball.

  6. Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Xande Silva replaces Jack Colback.

  7. Strive saved. Ryan Yates (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the sphere is saved in the finish centre of the aim. Assisted by Brennan Johnson with a terrible.

  8. Unpleasant by Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool).

  9. Sam Surridge (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Unpleasant by Konstantinos Tsimikas (Liverpool).

  11. Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the beautiful flit.

  12. Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Tobias Figueiredo.

  13. Aim! Nottingham Forest 0, Liverpool 1. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) beautiful footed shot from very shut fluctuate to the finish beautiful nook. Assisted by Konstantinos Tsimikas with a terrible.

  14. Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Alex Mighten replaces Philip Zinckernagel.

  15. Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Sam Surridge replaces Keinan Davis.

  16. Strive omitted. Philip Zinckernagel (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the sphere is shut, but misses to the beautiful. Assisted by Brennan Johnson with a terrible following a rapid break.

  17. Strive blocked. Takumi Minamino (Liverpool) beautiful footed shot from the beautiful side of the sphere is blocked.

  18. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Unpleasant by Keinan Davis (Nottingham Forest).

  20. Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Cafú replaces Joe Lolley.

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