“Biggest joke in the history of football” – Jurgen Klopp WARNS Premier League clubs of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that ruling out Manchester City will be a big mistake.
Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. (Image via X/@cityreport_)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp set out a firm warning to the Premier League as it would be their biggest mistake to ‘write off’ defending Champions Manchester City. In a recent interaction with the press, the German was asked for a reaction after Manchester City fell to Aston Villa on the road. Even though City are 4th in the league and 6 points from the top, Jurgen Klopp said writing City off would be the ‘biggest joke in the history of football’.
If somebody writes City off, that would be the biggest joke in the history of football.
Manchester City lost 1-0 to Aston Villa, while Arsenal (1st) and Liverpool (2nd) picked up important victories on the road. Klopp immediately dismissed questions of ruling out Manchester City. Additionally, he said that he has “no clue” as to whether this year’s title will go ‘down to the wire’.
But the German was quick to ground himself and his team. Klopp further opined that every game starts at 0-0 and they work their way from the start. He was wary to not dismiss any teams, regardless of their league position.
Who cares where they are? We have to play them anyway.
“The better team won” – A frustrated Pep Guardiola’s post-match interview
Pep Guardiola suffered his first loss against Unai Emery on a night when Aston Villa was the better side. Take Guardiola’s word for it!
The Spaniard was not surprised during the post-match press conference when he said:
The better team won. Villa were better than us and we struggled to make some process.
He praised their solid defense and well-organized structure. However, Guardiola took responsibility for the team’s loss, acknowledging it’s his job to find a winning strategy, even when they’re not playing well. He emphasized the need to quickly discover a playing style that works for them, especially with upcoming matches against Crystal Palace, Luton Town, and Brentford.
Guardiola’s team faced a clear defeat, managing only 2 shots, while their opponents took 22 shots—an unprecedented low and high under Pep Guardiola’s management. Moreover, his claim of ‘trying’ to achieve the fourth consecutive title might look bleak right now considering the slump in the form. But as Jurgen Klopp said you can never write City off. So, all eyes are on the 19th of May to see who lifts the 2023/24 Premier League title.
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