Liverpool vs. Manchester City: The tone of the title fight gets tougher – Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola tease

None of them seemed happy after last weekend. While Jürgen Klopp was “chuffed” over Tottenham Hotspur’s style of play, which got a point at Anfield Road (1-1) with wall tactics, Pep Guardiola (again) complained about the lack of support in the title fight, as his Skyblues, who were on their way to the championship , complained about being received by the general public.
In an interview after a 5-0 defeat against Newcastle United, the Catalan teased the Reds and even denied the proud club’s Premier League history. “Everyone in this country is for Liverpool – including the media, everyone,” Guardiola told beIn Sports.

This is mainly due to an “incredible history in European competitions,” the Catalan explained – sending a medium-sized tip along the way: “Not in the Premier League, they only won one title in 30 years.”

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Man City, on the other hand, have the best chance of winning their fourth title in the last five years thanks to the Reds’ draw this weekend. The extremely rich club has been in the title race for “eleven or twelve years” – not to mention the miraculous financial injection that led City from the middle class to the ranks of the best clubs in the world in the early 2010s.

Klopp laughs away at Guardiola’s tips

“I know we are sometimes uncomfortable,” Guardiola continued. “But I do not care that people give it to Liverpool more than we do. It is not a problem.”

On Monday, Klopp reacted to the tips – and did so in the usual smug way. “I live in Liverpool, yes, a lot of people want us to win the league here, but it’s only 50 percent here too,” Klopp clarified at a press conference, joking: “I do not know if the whole country supports us. It is not the feeling I get when we play in other stadiums. “

Klopp even expressed understanding for Guardiola. “Something like that happened to me as a coach, of course we are affected by the situation,” said the former BVB coach. “I do not know what situation Pep was in. It is difficult to be knocked out of the Champions League, and then Liverpool came to the final, of course.”

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Man City have only one chance for the title

It is no wonder that the sound is at least a little rougher. The season finale is just around the corner, and in the Premier League, leaders Manchester City and pursuers Liverpool are separated by just three points – with three games left.

For City, the championship is the only title left to win this season. In the Champions League, Guardiola’s team had to make a last-minute exit in the semi-final at Real Madrid during the week (1-3 aet, 4-3 in the first match). At the start of added time in regular time, they led 1-0 and looked like the sure winner. In the FA Cup it was also over in the semi-finals (2: 3 against Liverpool), in the Carabao Cup (League Cup) even in the 4th round against West Ham United (3: 5 on penalties).

Liverpool look at quadruples

Liverpool, on the other hand, still have chances to win the four-pack title from the league title, the Champions League, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup, which they have already won dramatically (11:10 ee against Chelsea).

The fact that Liverpool can still win one or the other trophy does not mean that a championship match that might be lost would hurt less. The Premier League title is special because it requires consistent performance over a year. He is probably the hardest to win.

On the other hand, the Champions League like the FA Cup would not be the worst consolation.

Manchester City – The rest of the program: Wolverhampton (A), West Ham United (A), Aston Villa (H)

Liverpool FC – remaining program: Aston Villa (A), Southampton FC (A), Wolverhampton (H)

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