"I'm surprised, I thought Jurgen was not that kind of manager, I didn't expect that comment. Maybe it was a misunderstanding" Guardiola said.
's speech onManchester City
players' two-week rest after the corona virus outbreak in the club andLiverpool
felt the need to respond.
Guardiola expressed his shock regarding Klopp's words and said:
“He made a mistake, it was two months, three months, four months - that's why we're in the top four now. Jurgen has to see the calendar again. We had Covid, we had one week, we played with 14 players in Stamford Bridge. Maybe I'm wrong and it was two or three weeks.
“When I see Jurgen I will ask him how long we had off. I'm surprised, I thought Jurgen was not that kind of manager, I didn't expect that comment. Maybe it was a misunderstanding. If he sees the calendar he will see it was not two weeks, it was two months.”
The Citizens and the Reds will meet on Sunday at Anfield, with City lacking key players such asde Bruyne
which provides Liverpool with more chance to beat them.
The 50-year-old then mentioned the expectations of his side's players:
“What I want to see is my team to go to Anfield to win the game like we have done since we were together.
“We have not had exceptional results there but we made good performances. We go to try to win the game, not to draw, knowing their quality and the team they have. No more than that.”
Manchester City is at the top of the Premier League table with 7 points ahead of Liverpool, having won the last 10 Premier League matches.