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Pep Guardiola seeks fans protection ahead of Liverpool game

Timothy Aiyeku

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has demanded the protection of the fans ahead of the all important Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield.

Guardiola is not taking the game for likely after his side’s bus was attacked the last time they had visited the Merseyside outfit in April for the Champions League clash.

In preparation of the game, City had approached the Liverpool police to seek for security protection and had made it clear that they will make secrete their route from the hotel to the stadium.

Although the Guardiola side hope there will not be a repeat of what happened at the last visit but stressed that it is all left to the host to decide what will happen.

The Spanish side, therefore, stated that he wishes the Liverpool fans are all in the stadium and not be allowed to hang outside so as not to carry out any attack.

Meanwhile, some City fans are reported to be planning on arriving the Anfield in good time so as to stand by the team bus as a way of protecting the players.

The former Barcelona boss, therefore, stated that the work of securing his team should be left to the Police and not the fans.

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Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.