EPL: “I am proud of them”, Guardiola speaks as Manchester City defeats Liverpool

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has heaped praises on his players after they defeated Liverpool to reduce the points to four.

The Reds suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season on Thursday night. Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane cancelled out Roberto Firmino’s header as City ran out 2-1 winners at the Etihad.

Speaking after the match, Pep said:

“I am proud of them, but not just today. We lost two games in four days but you can’t forget what they have done for 16 months. We knew that it was a final today, if we lose it is almost over.

“All credit to these incredible players. That is how we have to play in the Champions League. Both teams tried to search for each other, we were not scared, we had no fear and we had a lot of pressure.

“They are leaders, it is four points but we have reduced the gap. We knew that if we won we would be in contention to fight for the Premier league, if we lose it is over.

“I don’t remember a league so tough, there are so many huge contenders fighting for the title. Every game is a final.” He added.

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