Pep Guardiola Reflects On Manchester City’s Draw With Liverpool Ahead Of Atletico Madrid Match. Manchester City and Liverpool tied 2-2 yesterday afternoon in what was a crucial match in the Premier League title chase. City would have gone four points clear of their opponents if they had won, but a draw keeps the gap at one point.
It was a high-intensity, high-quality match that drained all of the players participating. Both City and Liverpool have European matches coming up this week.
In the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final, City will travel to Spain to face Atletico Madrid, while Liverpool will host Benfica at Anfield. Pep Guardiola had no regrets about the way he approached the game.
“Liverpool like this kind of boxing match,” he told Sky Sports post-game in comments carried by Mundo Deportivo.
“It’s been a great promotion for the Premier League, a magnificent match with two teams that wanted to win.
“[The title race] is what it is.
“Against this kind of team it’s almost impossible. We’re first in the table, so we have that feeling that we’ve missed a great opportunity to gain more of an advantage.
“But there are still many games ahead.
“I don’t regret anything. My players can fail whenever they want. This is football and sometimes it happens.”
Pep Guardiola speaking after Manchester City's draw with Liverpool: "Liverpool like this kind of boxing match. It's been a great promotion for the Premier League, a magnificent match with two teams that wanted to win." pic.twitter.com/rLxluUjVWG
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After a three-year stint at Bayern Munich, Guardiola joined City in 2016. Since then, he’s won three Premier League titles at the Etihad Stadium and reached the Champions League final last season, only to lose to Chelsea in Porto.
He won the Champions League twice in three years at Barcelona, the last time he did so. He also defeated Manchester United twice, in Rome in 2009 and London in 2011.