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Liverpool vs Manchester City: The tone in the title fight is getting tougher – Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola make fun

Neither seemed happy after last weekend. While Jürgen Klopp was “embarrassed” by Tottenham Hotspur’s style of play, which scored a point at Anfield Road (1-1) with blocking tactics, Pep Guardiola (once again) complained about the lack of support in the fight for the title that his Skyblues, which were in the running for the championship, complained received from the general public.
In an interview following Newcastle United’s 5-0 draw, the Catalan mocked the Reds and even denied the proud club of 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”, explained the Catalan – and sent a medium-sized tip: “Not in the Premier League, they have only won one title in 30 years”.

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Man City, on the other hand, have the best chance of clinching their fourth title in the last five years thanks to the Reds’ draw over the weekend. The very wealthy club has been in the running for the title for “eleven or twelve years” – of course not to mention the miraculous financial injection that took City from middle class to the ranks of the best clubs in the world in the early 2010s.

Klopp laughs off Guardiola’s advice

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

On Monday, Klopp reacted to the suggestions and did it in the usual smug way. “I live in Liverpool, yes, a lot of people want us to win the championship here, but even here it’s only 50 percent,” Klopp clarified at the press conference and joked: “I don’t know if the whole country supports us. It’s not the feeling that I feel when we play in other stadiums “.

Klopp also expressed sympathy for Guardiola. “Such a thing happened to me as a manager, obviously we are affected by the situation,” said the former BVB manager. “I don’t know what situation Pep was in. Being eliminated from the Champions League is difficult and then, of course, Liverpool made it to the final.”

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Man City only has one chance for the title

No wonder the sound is at least a bit rougher. The season finale is around the corner and in leaders Manchester City and pursuers Liverpool are separated by just three points, with three games remaining.

For City, the league is the only title left to win this season. In the Champions League, Guardiola’s team had to deal with the last minute exit in the semifinals at Real Madrid this week (1-3 first leg, 4-3 first leg). At the start of injury time in regulation time, they were 1-0 up and looked like the sure winner. In the FA Cup it also ended up in the semifinals (2: 3 against Liverpool), in the Carabao Cup (League Cup) also in the 4th round against West Ham United (3: 5 on penalties).

Liverpool are aiming for quadruples

Liverpool, on the other hand, still have a chance to win the four-handed title between Scudetto, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup, which they have already won dramatically (11:10 AD against Chelsea). .

The fact that Liverpool can still win one or the other trophy does not mean that a championship fight that could be lost would do any less harm. The Premier League title is special because it requires consistent performance over the span of a year. It is probably the most difficult to win.

In return, the Champions League, like the FA Cup, would not be the worst consolation.

Manchester City – Rest of the schedule: Wolverhampton (A), West Ham United (A), Aston Villa (A)

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

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