Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has aimed a dig at Liverpool claiming that everyone in England supports them including the media.
The Spanish Coach made it known after his side blew Newcastle apart in a 5-0 victory after enduring a painful exit from the Champions League.
The result means Manchester City is three points ahead of title rivalry Liverpool.
However, Pep Guardiola believes the media in England are biased towards Liverpool and insisted Jurgen Klopp’s side has received support in the title race from both neutrals and the media.
What did Pep say?
Speaking to beIN SPORTS after the match he said: ‘Well one week ago, even when we were in front, nobody [was saying that].
‘Everyone in this country supports Liverpool, the media, and everyone.
‘Of course, because Liverpool has an incredible history behind them, in European competitions. Not in the Premier League, because they’ve won one in 30 years.
‘But it’s not a problem at all. The situation is what it is. We have to get nine points, maybe six right now, it depends on what is going to happen in the next two games in terms of goal difference.’
When Pep Guardiola was quizzed if he believed the whole nation and the media wanted Liverpool to win the title, he said:‘Liverpool alongside [Manchester] United are the most important teams in history in terms of titles, legacies, history, dramas, for many, many things.
‘But we have, for the last 10,11,12 years, been there and I know we are sometimes uncomfortable [for other people] but I don’t care.
‘If the people want Liverpool to win more than us it’s not the issue, it’s normal. Maybe we have more supporters all around the world, for sure, and here in England [people] support more Liverpool than us.
‘But this is not the question, the question is: today, before the start of the game, the people cheering and supporting us more than ever in a home game because they know, even being out of the Champions League, we can rely on these players.
‘‘The support was amazing and hopefully, we can arrive in the last game here with the chance to be champions.’
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City’s response after their shock Champions League exit.
Pep Guardiola told Sky sport that: “We knew there will be pressure on us today after the defeat, we bounced back perfectly.’’
“We’ve stuck together which was needed.
“We’ll try to end the season strongly and we did that today.”
Pep Guardiola also praised the Manchester City Fans for cheering the team up during their 5-0 victory over Newcastle.
He said:“In the locker room, most of time with the players we talk about our away fans being really good.”
“Sometimes I say to the players we have to play good to lift our fans to let the opponent feel that here is not a nice place to come. But today we didn’t need to make a good performance or good actions to do that.
“They absolutely deserve my admiration. They are one of the best groups I’ve ever had in my entire life as a manager, even as a player.”