The defeat of this Sunday of Manchester City it was a blow to Josep Guardiola, since it was 9 points behind the Liverpool leader and lost the opportunity to remain as the only escort of the contest. Beyond the superiority of the rival, the Spanish coach held the referees responsible for the result.
The former technical director of Bayern Munich and of Barcelona he lost his sanity from the other side of the game line and claimed two penalties for Trent Alexander Arnold's hand inside the area. However, the referee interpreted both as casual and did not grant the free throw to the visiting team.
At the end of the game, Guardiola shot towards the center of the Anfield playing field in search of the judges. To avoid penalties, the Spaniard appealed to the irony "thank you very much" he said as he shook hands and recriminated some action.
The gesture reminded the Argentine Marcelo Gallardo, who lost 1 to 0 to Boca in La Bombonera (defeat that gave him the qualification to the final of the Copa Libertadores 2019 thanks to the 2 to 0 he had harvested as a local) recriminated the referee for his work. On that occasion, the River Plate coach went to the center of the field, shook hands with the assistants: "You look very good, you very well," and then pointed against Wilton Sampaio: "His unfortunate thing."
He Liverpool took an important step in his aspirations to win the English league, a title he last achieved in 1990, by defeating this Sunday in Anfield to the Guardiola team 3-1. With this victory against one of his rivals for the title, on the 12th day, the red team takes eight points to the Leicester and at Chelsea, and nine to own Mancheser City, fourth.
Two goals in the first quarter of an hour, scored by the Brazilian Fabinho and the egyptian Mohamed Salah, and one of Senegalese Sadio Mane in the second part (51), they allowed the Liverpool get his eleventh victory in twelve games, having tied the other.
“City is a very good team and we had to defend ourselves as we could, but we scored some incredible goals”, Said coach Jurgen Klopp. “The boys were completely concentrated. It was the only way to win the City. Maybe other teams can do it differently, but this is the only one in which we can beat them, ”added the German.
The City complained of two hands in the area of his right side Trent Alexander Arnold, one of them in the play that preceded the first goal and the second in the last minutes. “I am very proud of my team, more than ever. We can be proud of how we play against the strongest team in Europe, ”said Pep Guardiola.
"We cannot deny how good Liverpool is, but the personality we show and the way we play were good," explained the Catalan.