Man City boss Pep Guardiola calls out Liverpool rival Jurgen Klopp over ‘mistake’ | Football | Sport
City’s fixture with Everton at Goodison Park on December 28 was referred to as off 4 hours earlier than kick off following a Coronavirus outbreak on the membership
But with City enjoying on Boxing Day and January 3 that means a spot of simply seven clear days Guardiola urged Klopp to verify his calendar once more.
“He made a mistake, it was two months off, or three months off? No, four. Four months off,” stated Guardiola sarcastically. “That’s why we are in top form right now.
“Jurgen has to see the calendar again. We had Covid, we have one week and we played with 14 players at Stamford Bridge (on January 3).
And while Guardiola was clearly irked by Klopp’s comments he dismissed them as an attempt at mind games stressing his mistake would be amicably resolved at Anfield when their two sides meet tomorrow.
“He knows it’s not true, come on! Nobody in the Premier League has had two weeks off! Everyone knows it,” he stated.
“Some of them with that kind of situation does it for a purpose but I didn’t expect he would do it. I thought he’s not that type of guy, but if he did it OK.”
Liverpool’s boss has higher worries than Guardiola’s correction to take care of in the meanwhile having seen his title defence fall off a cliff since Christmas Day.
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A draw in opposition to West Brom on December 27 presaged a depressing run of type which has seen them slip seven factors behind Guardiola’s trailblazers – an 11 factors swing for the reason that Everton postponement.
Victory for City at Anfield on Sunday would see them pull 10 factors clear with a recreation in hand.
They are winless at Liverpool’s house floor since 2003 however have solely misplaced one of many six conferences house and away in opposition to Jurgen Klopp’s aspect.