Pep Guardiola lashes out at Liverpool after failing to say thank you

Pep Guardiola lashes out at Liverpool after failing to say thank you

- Pep Guardiola has lashed out at Liverpool for failing to say thank you after giving them guard of honour

- The Citizens hosted the newly crowned champions at the Etihad in a game that ended 4-0 in favour of the home team

- Guardiola also believes the Reds players had too much to drink in celebration of their triumph after their encounter

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has accused newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool of not saying thank you for the 'guard of honour' at the Etihad Stadium this week.

The Reds had already been confirmed winners of the 2019-20 season days before the match and the Citizens stood and clap while they walk into the stadium just before their 4-0 demolition.

A goal each from Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and then an own goal from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ensured City condemned Jurgen Klopp's men to a 4-0 demolition.

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After the game, Guardiola showered encomiums on his players for such superlative display against the newly crowned champions, saying they were brave to play that way.

Guardiola told Sky Sports: ”We beat the champions, an extraordinary team. We are brave to play, they are brave to play.

"My team I like every single game. We tried to play football, take risks. The best team I have ever faced in my life at high pressing. "We had the courage to play in small spaces.

"It is important. I saw the guard of honour, how they work inside, how focused they were. They didn't even say thank you because they were focused."

Guardiola also blames Liverpool's poor performance on the night on too much celebration and beer consumption.

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"They drank a lot of beers this week but they arrived here with no beers in their blood which is why I give us a lot of credit," he said.

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Pep Guardiola waving to the fans with his daughter - credit: Getty Images
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The victory ensured City reduce the gap between them to 20 points with six matches to the end of the season.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City defender John Stones has been ruled out of his side's FA Cup quarterfinal clash against Newcastle United at the St James' Park on Sunday evening.

The England international was said to have strained his ankle during one of their training sessions ahead of the meeting.

His injury came a few days after Sergio Aguero limped off the pitch in their 5-0 triumph over Burnley earlier this month.

The publication also reported that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola subtly mocked Champions elect Liverpool after his side thumped the Reds 4-0 in a match result on Thursday, July 2, in the Premier League.

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City were obligated to perform the humiliating guard of honour but there was nothing damp in their performances on the pitch as they completely blew away a Liverpool team which has arguably their typical best 11.

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