Pep Guardiola confirms Manchester City will form guard of honour for Liverpool


The newly-crowned champions head to the Etihad Arena on Thursday night.

Manchester City will form a guard of honour for new champions Liverpool when the sides fulfill next Thursday, manager Pep Guardiola has actually stated.

Liverpool took the Premier League crown City have actually used for the last 2 years when they ended their own 30- year mission for a league title today.

When football resumed after lockdown previously this month, the Reds’ approaching journey to the Etihad Arena had actually been allocated as the possibly definitive game in the title race.

Liverpool have actually left City routing during an impressive season (Phil Noble/NMC Swimming Pool)

However City’s loss at Chelsea last Thursday put the Merseysiders mathematically out of reach and Guardiola feels it would be sporting to commemorate Jurgen Klopp’s men.

“Of course we are going to do it,” statedGuardiola “We are going to do the guard of honour of course.

“Always we receive Liverpool when they come to our house in an incredible way. They cannot complain and of course we are going to do it because they deserve it.”

After losing out to City by a point last season, European champions Liverpool have actually been dominant this term, protecting the title with a record 7 games to spare, winning 28 of 31matches They will travel to Manchester with a 23- point benefit over second- put City.

Guardiola firmly insists City’s cravings has actually not dipped because last season’s treble (Nick Potts/PA)

It has actually been recommended City’s cravings or enthusiasm might have dipped following in 2015’s treble success however Guardiola firmly insists that is not true.

He stated: “A team that wins 8 titles (prizes) in the last 3 years have enthusiasm, in every game, in every competition, all over. Nobody in this nation can state that.

” It is so hard to do what we have actually carried out in the most hard league in the world however you can not win all the time.

” There was one team that was extraordinary and, when one team is extraordinary, I state gain from them and praise them. It is easy.

“This team’s passion and desire, it is going and going and going again.”

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City still have much to play for, consisting of the Champions League, which will resume in August, and the FA Cup They take a trip to Newcastle for their postponed quarter-final tie on Sunday.

Guardiola stated: “Right now it is a concern since it is the next game and we can get Wembley once again in the semi-final I saw Newcastle and they have the weapons to penalize us.

“The important thing is this game and after you can finish the Premier League as best as possible, finish second, and after that we have time to prepare for (Real) Madrid.”

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