Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has promised Liverpool will get the ‘Guard of Honour’ at the Etihad next week.
Liverpool were crowned the Premier League champions as Manchester City lost 2-1 against Chelsea earlier this week. This is Liverpool’s first Premier League title since it’s inception in 1992. Jurgen Klopp’s side faces Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Etihad next week and will come out of the dugout as the new Premier League champions. The Catalan manager said that the Reds will get the reception they deserve.
Asked whether Liverpool will be given a guard of honour, the former Barca manager said: “Of course we are going to do it. We are going to do the guard of honour, of course.
“We always receive Liverpool, when they come to our house, in an incredible way. They cannot complain. We are going to do it because they deserve it.”
Manchester City are second in the league table, 23 points behind Liverpool. Manchester City have lost eight games this season in the Premier League and Guardiola admits that his side has ‘suffered’. However, he also hinted that he has a solution for suffering.
“We congratulate Liverpool for an extraordinary league they won and move forward. I know we can do it,” he added. “We have an incredible challenge to face.
“What we have to do is learn. I think we know the reason why we suffered this season and we’re going to try to target next season.”
Manchester City have been suffering defensively this season after failing to replace Vincent Kompany and Laporte’s injury. The other defenders have been awful this season and Pep had to use Eric Garcia in their opening game of the resumed season against Arsenal.