Pep Guardiola has paid tribute to Jurgen Klopp for making him a better manager following Manchester City’s title success.City were crowned Premier League champions on Tuesday, succeeding Klopp’s Liverpool.
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says his club intend to send a message in this summer’s transfer window and has vowed to find the right replacement for Sergio Aguero.City look set to spend big on reshaping Pep Guardiola’s squad and have a large hole to fill following record goalscorer Aguero’s move to Barcelona. Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium, and even named Kevin De Bruyne as his ideal team-mate, while Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has also been touted as a possible target.
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A deflated Pep Guardiola defended selecting Ilkay Gundogan as a holding midfielder, despite the switch causing his side clear problems.He said: “I did my best in the selection. I made the best selection to win the game, the players know it."
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he does not care that Spanish official Antonio Mateu Lahoz will referee the Champions League final.Guardiola was sent off after confronting Lahoz during City’s decisive quarter-final second-leg defeat to Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium three years ago.
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Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool's third place finish in the Premier League "felt impossible" even five weeks ago, after his side beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at home.The result not only secured them Champions League football but lifted the Reds above Chelsea.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said it was insane they were now so close to Champions League qualification after the terrible run of form they had at the turn of the year seemed to have scuppered their chances.A 3-0 win at Burnley courtesy of goals from Roberto Firmino, a career first for back-up central defender Nat Phillips and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first of the season lifted the Reds back into the top four for the first time since February.They are ahead of Leicester by virtue of a goal difference which is four better and third is still up for grabs if Chelsea, a point ahead, stumble at Aston Villa and they beat Crystal Palace.
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Jurgen Klopp has praised Alisson Becker for his last-minute goal against West Brom in the Premier League. The goalkeeper headed a dramatic stoppage-time winner at West Brom to keep Liverpool’s Champions League hopes alive.
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Jurgen Klopp was delighted to end his wait for an Old Trafford win just when Liverpool needed it most, with victory in the rearranged match against Manchester United giving their top-four hopes a timely boost.The reigning Premier League champions would have seen their attempts to qualify for next season's Champions League seriously damaged had they lost on Thursday.Bruno Fernandes’ deflected effort had put United on course for victory 11 days after the original fixture’s postponement, only for Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino to see Liverpool ahead going into half-time.
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Kieran Trippier has backed England captain Harry Kane to end his goalless Euro 2020 campaign. Kane has failed to have a shot on target in the opening two games as the Three Lions beat Croatia before being held to a goalless draw by Scotland. The Tottenham striker won the golden boot at the 2018 World Cup and ended the last Premier League season as top goalscorer and with the most assists. But he has drawn a blank so far during the European Championship and has been substituted in both games.
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A passenger who boarded the MSC Virtuosa in Liverpool has expressed her disappointment at not being allowed in to Greenock, Scotland.The MSC Virtuosa left Liverpool on Tuesday and was due to dock at Greenock on Wednesday at about 9.30am, departing at 8pm the same day.
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