Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has backed rival Liverpool to win the champions league after Manchester City defeated Newcastle to move three points clear at the top of the premier league.
”Everyone in the country supported Liverpool, the media, and everyone because Liverpool has an incredible history in European competition. Not in the premier league, because they have won one after 30 years, but it is not a problem,’ Pep said.
Pep lost in the champions league semi-finals to Real Madrid, who will now face the reds on 28th May. His focus is now entirely on the premier league. He leads by three points with three games, while Liverpool is gearing up for the FA semi-finals against Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea before heading to Paris for the champions league final.
Pep Guardiola has confirmed that his first-team defenders John Stones, Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker will miss the rest of the season due to injuries. He said it may force midfielder Rodri or an academy player to be recruited to the backline as Manchester City aims to defend the title. Pep will be earning his fourth EPL title in five years.