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Why Guardiola is unhappy despite thrashing Liverpool

Timothy Aiyeku

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Man City gave the current English Premier League Champions Liverpool a record 4-0 beating in their clash on Thursday night at the Etihad.

Two goals by Raheem Sterling with an effort by Kevin de Bruyne from the spot and Phil Foden’s strike helped City convincingly win.

Pep Guardiola was full of praise of his squad for doing a good job on Thursday night, stressing how difficult it is to defeat a team with a big focus like Liverpool.

The Spanish boss described Liverpool as an extraordinary team with bravery but noted that his team was also brave to have recorded a big win.

According to him, Man City have been able to prove a point of how good they are and willing the team is to fight.

Despite the positives from the game, manager Pep Guardiola has some reservations. He is unhappy with the Jurgen Klopp’s team for being ungrateful after the guard of honour to celebrate them before the game.

Pep Guardiola noted that the Reds did not say “thank you” for the guard of honour, citing focus as the reason.

Suggestions are that Liverpool were hurt by the big defeat and that is the only way they could express their disappointment.

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