Pep Guardiola has denied he disrespected Liverpool with his celebrations

Pep Guardiola claims he never disrespected Liverpool when celebrating Man City’s equaliser against Liverpool.

Man City were trailing 1-0 in the first half before Julian Alvarez equalised right before the half-time whistle.

Pep Guardiola was ecstatic on the sideline and was found celebrating wildly in front of Liverpool substitutes Kostas Tsimikas and Arthur.

He prompted to do multiple fist pumps in the technical area exactly when Tsimikas was walking past the Spaniard.

He was then seen engaging Arthur with a handshake and also tried to have a conversation with the on-loan Brazilian.

With City winning against Liverpool, they are keeping pace with Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table.

Pep Guardiola was asked if he believes his actions were disrespectful toward the opposition.

Guardiola told reporters: “I was happy and I said [to Tsimikas] how nice our goal was.”

He further added, in trademark sarcastic fashion: “No come on. I’m so sorry. Ask him if I lack respect, ask Tsimikas. I celebrate the goal the way I do with my son. I’m so sorry. Do you think it’s a lack of respect? Ah ok, I’m so sorry!”


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