LONDON: Liverpool will not, after all, be giving Jurgen Klopp an all-conquering farewell after they allowed Manchester United to snatch a thrilling 4-3 extra-time victory in a memorably dramatic FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford.

United secured only their second success in the clubs’ last seven meetings on an early goal from Scott McTominway, late equaliser at 2:2 from Antony then extra-time strikes from Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo. Manager Erik ten Hag and his men will thus face second-tier Coventry in next month’s semi-finals on April 20 or 21 at Wembley.

Liverpool had only themselves to blame after commanding almost all the second half then taking an extra-time lead through Harvey Elliott. They won the League Cup and are still among the favourites to win the Premier League and the Europa League but risk being undermined mentally by this shattering defeat against such bitter rivals.

The stage was set in the first half when McTominay’s opening goal was trumped just before halftime by two Liverpool goals in three minutes from Alexis Mac Allister and Mohamed Salah. Darwin Nunez had played a central role in setting up both goals and Liverpool went on to dominate after the interval They should have run away with the match but instead, allowed United manager Ten Hag to find an answer with the 71st-minute substitution of Rasmus Hojlund by Antony.

The Brazil winger had barely touched the ball in 16 minutes on the pitch when he grabbed a surprise equaliser to send extend the tie. Liverpool substitute Harvey Elliott struck back in the first half of extra time before Alex Garnacho led a United counter-attack which produced a winner by Diallo – who was sent off for ripping off his shirt in celebration.

Liverpool failed to capitalise on their one-man advantage in the remaining three minutes which meant the end of the quadruple dream.