There were superlatives aplenty from the Liverpool squad after an enjoyable day in the capital that saw a second final of the season locked in to the schedule for May.
There was then a needless nervy period as City scored close to both the first and last whistle of the second half but the Reds held firm to secure their place in the FA Cup final.
For star man Mane, the result was reward for the Reds’ efforts and now to “fight” for everything that remains for Liverpool this season:
“I think from the start of the game we played very well. We started very well. Everybody was on the front foot, we pressed them high,” he told the BBC.
“We pushed them to make a mistake and for that we got our reward. That’s Liverpool, that’s our style of play.
“We’ll see [about the quadruple]. We have a lot of games to go, we will try to do our best. It’s a dream, for sure. We’ll go for it, we’ll fight for it.”
A thrilling result made for plenty of happy Reds after the game, all sharing in the love for their team and the support that turned Wembley red once more.
Andy Robertson penned a heartfelt note in reference to the tribute to the 97:
And there was love for Mane and the collective on an unforgettable afternoon:
Just when you think things can’t get better this Liverpool team deliver time and time again, it’s a joy to behold.