Pep Guardiola is widely regarded as one of the world’s best football managers for his success at elite clubs.
The Manchester City manager had glittering spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich before making his way to the Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2016.
The Spaniard guided Barca to 14 trophies, including three La Liga titles and two Champions League crowns, during a four-year stint at the Camp Nou.
Guardiola made a change in 2013 when he took over at Bayern Munich, but his record of success continued as he oversaw three Bundesliga title wins and two DFB-Pokal triumphs.
His first season at City was a challenging one as the 47-year-old tried to grapple with the demands of the Premier League, and in the end secured a top-four finish but failed to win a trophy.
This season, the club are on course to be crowned English champions as they have a 13-point lead at the top of the table, and they already have some silverware to their name – the Carabao Cup.
However, the North-West outfit are going through a dip in form as they have suffered three defeats on the trot in all competitions.
Two of those losses came at the hands of Liverpool, who progressed into the semi-finals of the Champions League at the expense of City this week.
Jurgen Klopp’s men, who are one of two clubs to defeat the Cityzens in the league this season, earned a 5-1 victory on aggregate in the quarter-finals.
Liverpool fans, who could not help but poke fun at their former player Philippe Coutinho after his current club Barcelona were knocked out of the competition, have been left impressed by a statistic mentioned by Opta.
The Merseyside outfit are the only club to overcome a Guardiola team on three occasions in one campaign.
3 – Liverpool are the first team to beat a side managed by Pep Guardiola three times in a single season. Scourge. pic.twitter.com/dXAxvMQAr2
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 10, 2018