The FA Cup quarter-final between league division clubs Nottingham Forest and Premier League giants Liverpool will be played at the City Stadium on Sunday night. Their last FA Cup appearance was played on 7 May 1989 when the Reds beat Nottingham at home in the 1988/98 FA Cup semi-final. It would be best to go back to 1984 to learn about Liverpool’s last win at the City Ground. League side Nottingham Forest have beaten Arsenal and worked a bit at Leicester in previous rounds of the competition. However, their level of play on Sunday will have to reach new heights if they want to give Liverpool a defeat.
This win allows Notts Forest to qualify for the playoffs in 8th place with nothing to lose. Liverpool is big favourites to reach the FA Cup semi-finals this weekend as they face league rivals, Notts Forest. This is the first time Liverpool have reached the FA Cup quarter-finals under Jurgen Klopp, having last done so in April 2015 under Brendan Rodgers.
Liverpool is aiming for glory in multiple competitions, and the runaway Reds have won 14 of their last 15 games in league, cup and continental competition. Liverpool has only won two of their final eight FA Cup away matches (D2 L4), with Liverpool conceding at least two goals in six games.
They are one point behind Manchester City in the Premier League standings. After winning the League Cup last month and fighting for the Premier League and the Champions League, Liverpool must win at home to keep hopes of an unprecedented quadruple.
The Champions League has been locked, and the seats in the Champions League quarter-finals have also been closed. Silver-hungry Liverpool is turning Liverpool’s attention to Sunday’s FA Cup, where they are set for an unbeaten draw with Nottingham Forest. Liverpool is also in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, so this season’s FA Cup could be the most important and could end in an immortal campaign.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Liverpool plans to make their upcoming games “final after final” ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final against Nottingham Forest. Nottingham Forest, who beat Arsenal and Leicester in the FA Cup this season, is now looking to make a more significant impact by offloading Liverpool and advancing to the semi-finals.
Indeed, every one of Liverpool’s last three league wins has been a clean sheet and Liverpool in the Premier League should have no problem keeping league team Nottingham Forest at arm’s length on Sunday. We expect goals from both ends of the field in this match, Liverpool has been a regular starter this season, and Liverpool can confidently score in the first half of Sunday’s quarter-final.
Liverpool, with one point behind the league leaders, playing in the quarter-final of FA Cup and Champions League, the coming matches will be not easy for them. How do you think will Liverpool do in the upcoming test?