LIVERPOOL, England – Pep Guardiola says coins were thrown at him during Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, a fiery encounter in which home coach Juergen Klopp was tossed into the audience. radio.
City’s bench celebrated enthusiastically when, after a bad first half, Phil Foden thought he had put the champions ahead in the 53rd minute, but his strike was ruled out after review VAR.
Guardiola was so furious with the decision that even before referee Anthony Taylor had finished watching the side screen, he had turned to comment to the Liverpool fans in the stands.
The Man City boss later said that Liverpool supporters had retaliated.
“Next time they will do it better, but they didn’t understand me,” said Guardiola. “They tried but didn’t understand me. They got them (coins) on the trainer years ago but not this time”.
Erling Haaland was penalized for fouling Fabinho in the assist to let Foden finish from a tight angle, a decision Guardiola remained unhappy with after the game.
“This is Anfield,” added Guardiola. “The referee spoke to my assistant and Juergen before the game and said ‘I’m not going to foul today’ and all the games went on, play on, play on, except for the goal we scored. write the.
“The crowd and everything, years we’ve been here. We lost because we made mistakes and played one of the best teams in the world. It is very tight and the returns are very good.”
Klopp was brought into the stands after he was displeased with officials late in the second half, feeling match winner Mohamed Salah was fouled by Bernardo Silva right in front of him.
However, he is delighted to get a result that could kick-start his side’s stagnant season, ending City’s unbeaten run.
“The red card was my fault, I was ahead in that moment,” said Klopp. “That’s not okay, but I’m sorry to say how can you not whistle it’s a foul?
“That (the outcome) feels good, very good. On a normal day you shouldn’t even try to go against Man City, you have to play to your limits. That’s what we did. It was a top performance by the boys.”
Liverpool later released a statement condemning some of the songs by Man City supporters during the match.
“We are deeply disappointed to hear despicable chants related to the football stadium tragedy from the away half of today’s match at Anfield. The lounge in the away section was also vandalized with graffiti of a similar nature,” they said.
“We know the impact of such behavior on the families, survivors and everyone involved in that disaster.
“We are working with the relevant authorities and we will also work with Manchester City to do our best to ensure these exhortations are completely removed from football.”
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