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Preston (AFP) – Liverpool reached the League Cup quarter-finals without any problems, while the cup defender Manchester City failed.

Japan’s national footballer Takumi Minamino (62nd) and Belgium’s Divock Origi (84th) scored Liverpool’s two goals on Wednesday against a 2-0 win (0-0) in the second division Preston North in the round of 16. . Coach Jürgen Klopp had saved several regular players in the match against 19 of the tournament. Goal scorer Mohamed Salah was not even in the squad.

But the Manchester City cup defender is no longer in the race. Pep Guardiola’s team lost 3-5 on penalties to West Ham United on Wednesday after the match ended 0-0 after 90 minutes. Phil Foden missed City’s first penalty kick, West Ham converted all shots from the penalty spot, and the Manchester City Cup knockout was perfect.

For the team, it was the first defeat in the League Cup in five years. City have always won the cup since 2017-2018. “Nothing lasts forever,” Guardiola said. “We fought to win this competition again. Today is over, but we will be back next season and we want to win again,” the coach explained.

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