It is enough to have seen the very ironic handshake given to the referees after the final whistle this Sunday, in Anfield. It's no exaggeration to say that Pep Guardiola was angry after Manchester City's defeat at Liverpool (3-1) as part of the 12th day of the Premier League. Fresh greetings, not to say very cold, with a "thank you very much" full of sarcasm.
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"It would not be very nice, after a defeat, to complain about the referee, however tempered with spite the technician Catalan at the microphone of Sky Sports. Ask the referee … "While the journalist asked him if there was a penalty, Pep Guardiola answered the same thing, with a tired smile:" Do not ask me that, ask the referee . Ask the referees and the VAR people, not me. We tried to do our job, I prefer to talk about our performance. "
Guardiola praises his players and their incredible performance
If Raheem Sterling could get a penalty in the second period, the goal of Fabinho (6th minute) is from a counter-led after a tendentious situation in the area, with a hand of Trent Alexander-Arnold in the box. Even if, on the images, it seems that Bernardo Silva also touches the ball of the hand.
The performance of his men, Pep Guardiola deems it good. Very good even: "Today, we showed why we are champions, the way we continued to play was incredible, I am more than ever proud of my team.An incredible performance in this stadium, facing the best team I'm so proud of the way we played, we played really well. " But lost. To point to fourth place in the standings, nine points from the Reds.