It ended in red for champions, Liverpool as blazing Manchester City trashed then in a 4 – 0 defeat on Thursday night.
Here is the summarised report from the post match interview with the wo coaches.
Pep Guardiola Post Match Report
“It’s good for us for the game against Arsenal in the semis and especially against Madrid in the second leg,” Guardiola declared.
“These kinds of games help us to try to do it. The most important thing is, when a team wins eight titles out of the last 10 comps they play, it’s because they are an incredible team.
“With the results Liverpool have done, no one could stop them in any country. What we have done in the last years is unique and exceptional. That won’t change because we lose (the title) to Liverpool.
“It (tonight) was really important for us for Arsenal and Madrid.”Source : mancity,com
Juergen Klopp Post Match Report
What I wanted to see tonight was a team who is ready to fight against Man City, who obviously had, I’m not sure if it’s the right saying, a point to prove or whatever.
They had easy motivation for Pep, let me say it like this and then the decisive moments, City used and we didn’t and that doesn’t help.
So we had probably more chances than we had in games which we won, but we didn’t use them, or none of them, so City were there.
If anybody thought before this game that the quality gap between Liverpool and Manchester City is 20 or 23 points, I cannot help these people.
Football is not about that; football is about winning games and we did that in a pretty impressive manner.
I saw, I think, pretty much all of City’s games and even the games they lost were good, unbelievable. It is the truth, it is not that they didn’t perform or whatever.
They had then the moments when the opponent scored – and that was tonight the case.
To reach the 100 points mark, we have to win football games – and we didn’t do that tonight. So in the first place, we should now make sure we are ready for Aston Villa.
The points tally at the end of the season is the result of the results we collect until then.Source : liverpoolfc.coms