Pep Guardiola's reaction after Manchester City defeat leaders Liverpool 2-1

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jan 04, 2019, 08:49 AM(IST)

File photo of Pep Guardiola. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Guardiola hailed his "incredible" squad as the champions cut the gap at the top to four points.

Manchester City topped Liverpool 2-1 in a thriller but City boss Pep Guardiola admitted that his clubs's title challenge could have come to an end on Thursday.

Sergio Aguero put City in front just before the break only for Roberto Firmino to level midway though the second half before Leroy Sane struck the winner in the 72nd minute.

After winning the match, Guardiola hailed his "incredible" squad as the champions cut the gap at the top to four points.

"It's a good moment to congratulate, to say thank you to these incredible players for what they have done in 16 months, and today they show(ed) for everybody how good they are, which hurt they play, against an incredible team," he told reporters.

He further added, "I think it was a good spectacle and both teams played to win, and nothing - so it's not a final, it was a final for us because losing today (the title race) was almost over, and winning today we are already there so now the Premier League is tight again so we'll see what happens in the future, relax, rest because in three days we have another big test in the FA Cup."

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