Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp played down his team’s chances of winning an unprecedented quadruple this season even as they defeated Manchester City to reach the FA Cup final on Saturday. Liverpool hung on to win 3-2 against City and will meet the winners of Sunday’s other semi-final between Chelsea and Crystal Palace in the May 14 final. The Merseyside club won the League Cup in February and are second in the Premier League, having also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League to remain on track for a haul of four trophies this season. “I think a game like today shows it even more how unlikely it is to do something like that,” Klopp told reporters when asked about their quadruple hopes. “We went through against City … and in three days we play again against Manchester United, who with their three points and the results from Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, the fight for the Champions League is open for all of the three.” “Then in a few days we play Everton … then we play Villarreal, [which] will not be a friendly game. Then Newcastle United and all these kind of things, so it’s just incredibly intense and it is really unlikely the team will win all the games,” he added. “But I couldn’t care less, to be honest. It is just, let’s go for it, let’s try to win the next game and then we will see how we can recover between now and then.” Forward Sadio Mane, who scored twice, said winning the quadruple is a “dream”. “We have a lot of games to go, we will try to do our best,” he said. City manager Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, defended backup goalkeeper Zack Steffen, saying he should keep his place despite an error that led to Saturday’s defeat. After Ibrahima Konate’s header put Liverpool in the lead, the mistake from United States international Steffen gave the Reds a second goal in the 17th minute. “It was an accident, but we need him to try because that’s how we play our football,” Guardiola told reporters after the game. “He deserves to play and after that he had a good game,” Guardiola said. “He made good saves and is an exceptional keeper.” Steffen took too long when receiving a back pass from City defender John Stones. Mane slid in to tackle the keeper and the ball flew into the net. “We use our keeper to move our opponents into different situations. I’m pretty sure Zack didn’t want to do it,” Guardiola said. “Sometimes the strikers miss in front of the keeper, other times the keeper makes a mistake.” Steffen was one of the seven changes Guardiola made from the team that started in their Champions League game in midweek, with the City boss opting to rest several of the team starters including first choice keeper Ederson. City are top of the Premier League on 74 points, one point ahead of Liverpool, with seven matches left. They host Brighton & Hove Albion in the league on Wednesday.