Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has made a shocking comment concerning league contenders Liverpool as they are looking to retain the English Premier League title as it is the only trophy left for them to win. Manchester City side took a major step towards retaining their Premier League title with victory on Sunday after thrashing Newcastle United 5-0 while Liverpool was held by Antonio Conte’s Tottenham side.
Pep Guardiola Says Liverpool has more Supporters than Man City
Pep Guardiola said “everyone in the country supports Liverpool” after Manchester City moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League. They won 5-0 over Newcastle on Sunday and the victory came the day after Liverpool dropped points in a 1-1 draw with Tottenham. In contrast, Guardiola’s side lost in the Champions League semi-finals in midweek to Real Madrid as the Reds reached the final.
Pep Guardiola said: “Everyone in this country supports Liverpool, the media, and everyone.” The Spanish tactician also said: “Of course, because Liverpool has an incredible history in European competition. Not in the Premier League, because they have won one in 30 years, but it is not a problem at all.”
“Liverpool is alongside [Manchester] United as the most important team in terms of titles, legacy, history, dramas for many, many things,” said Guardiola. “But we have since the last 11 or 12 years been there. I know sometimes we are uncomfortable, but I don’t care if the people want Liverpool to win more than us. It is not an issue.”
He added: “We have to do nine points or maybe six, it depends what is going to happen in the next two games in terms of goal difference, but now Wednesday is the real, real, real final for us. Our destiny is in our hands and this is important.” The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich head coach is looking to win a fourth Premier League title in five years. They have just three games left to play in the league. They will visit Wolves on Wednesday, before a trip to West Ham and a home game to finish against Aston Villa.