Guardiola's worst week leaves work still to be done at City


In his first season, Klopp guided Liverpool to the 2016 League Cup and Europa League finals, but the Merseyside club were defeated by City and Sevilla respectively.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gives his team instructions during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on April 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. "I told the lads to wake up because it was not good enough and I said we were sitting too deep", he said.

Just a blip was expected, Guardiola argued, when City has set such high standards until now with exhilarating performances. That's why he sent me off.

"I know what happened in Monaco last season when it was 1-1 when yellow card for Aguero, I know him from Spain he likes to be different". Guardiola also pointed to Salah's opener last week, which he claimed was offside, as another crucial decision that caused City to be eliminated, as well as two other key decisions he believed were wrong in that match.

"I don't have regrets", Pep said.

But Sane had a goal disallowed just before half-time.

At the end of the half, City coach Pep Guardiola confronted Lahoz to complain about the decision and the referee responded by sending him to the stands.

However, after a verbal kick up the backside from Lovren and some tactical input from Klopp, the second half proved to be a totally different affair with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scoring to secure a 2-1 win and 5-1 aggregate victory. "Hopefully next season we can go to the semifinals". "It would have been different to go in 2-0", Guardiola moaned.

"The whole team kept them out last Wednesday because the three up front were defending".

"In these kind of games, in these competitions, the impact is so big". "He likes to be special", Guardiola said in an interview for the Champions League.

"We created chances", Guardiola said, "but of course it's not easy because they had 10 players behind".

The boss is keen to build on the team's domestic success as well as ensure a more successful challenge in Europe next season and, according to the Daily Telegraph, he will again look to bolster his squad in the summer transfer window.

He added to BT Sport: 'You have to learn from the game.

With a few smart signings this summer, many will be tipping Liverpool FC to be one of the main challengers for the Premier League title next season.