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Pep Guardiola In Disbelief After Geoff Shreeves Question

Pep Guardiola In Disbelief After Geoff Shreeves Question
By Eoin Harrington Updated
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was less than impressed with referee Anthony Taylor's performance during Sunday's game against Liverpool - and he appeared equally unimpressed with one of Sky reporter Geoff Shreeves' post-match questions.

Liverpool would run out 1-0 winners on Sunday, after a tidy finish from Mo Salah late in the second half, in what could be a huge moment for Jurgen Klopp's side after a poor start to the season.

His counterpart Guardiola, however, was not happy with the decision to disallow an earlier Manchester City goal from Phil Foden, suggesting that the same decision would not have been made away from Anfield.

He seemed generally unhappy with the game, after an unexpected loss for his side. Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, he had an incredible reaction when pressed by Geoff Shreeves on his team's performance.

Pep Guardiola with priceless reaction to Geoff Shreeves

In his post-match interview with Geoff Shreeves, Pep Guardiola was asked what he made of the game, to which he said: "tight game. Good atmosphere as always, as usual. So, make a mistake and we lost the game". When asked which mistake he was referring to, Guardiola's face in reaction simply has to be seen to be believed.

He later clarified that his players failing to track Salah and ultimately "losing the duel" was the mistake in question.


Guardiola's City have now lost ground to league leaders Arsenal, who sit four points clear ahead of City and Spurs tied on 23 points.


It could have been very different, however, if Phil Foden's goal early in the second half had not been ruled out for a foul by Erling Haaland in the buildup.

It was a game-changing call and, speaking to Sky, Guardiola suggested that the same decision would not have been made if Liverpool were not playing at home:

Well, when the referee decides to go to Jurgen Klopp and my assistant coach before the game and say 'here is player on player and I'm not going to whistle any fouls...and say 'play on, play on, play on'.

After we score a goal, it's not 'play on.' So, okay. If he decides that every action he whistle, or every action he will not whistle.

After we scored a goal, they disallowed it. So...this is Anfield!

Referee Anthony Taylor nonetheless garnered praise from Gary Neville on Sky's coverage after the game for how he handled an intense game.


We'd hazard a guess, however, that he won't be on Pep Guardiola's Christmas card list.

It was an unpleasant game all round for Guardiola, who claimed after the full-time whistle that he had been targeted by fans throwing coins at him - something his counterpart Jurgen Klopp said was unacceptable.

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