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Liverpool fans react to Pep Guardiola’s latest comments

It was another difficult evening for Pep Guardiola against Manchester United on Saturday.

The Citizens lost 2-1 to their city rivals at the Etihad Stadium. Whilst that in itself is worrying for the former Barcelona manager, it now means they are 14 points behind title rivals Liverpool, who top the Premier League. At this rate, the title race could be over for them by the start of the New Year.

Is Pep Guardiola a fraud?

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It seemed that the defeat got to the 48-year-old. After the match, he appeared to throw in the towel in regards to his team’s title challenge, saying: “[Manchester] United have the quality to defend and the quality to attack on the counter-attack and you have to accept that.

“That is the level we face against Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus. They are the teams we have to face and the reality is maybe we are not able now to compete with them.

“Maybe we need to live that as a club to improve, to accept the reality now and improve.”

The Liverpool fans have not held back in their assessment of the manager.

It certainly is surprising that he would come out with such words in December, with more than half of the campaign left. But calling him a fraud is a little much. After all, he has won two Premier League titles back-to-back and picked up 198 points across the two campaigns. Not too bad.

Some Reds supporters think he is just desperate for more money.

It is rather incredible that he would feel he needs more cash. This Man City team is the most expensively-assembled squad in football, and they spent £151.20m according to Transfermarket in the past transfer window.

Other fans, meanwhile, are sure it means he will soon be out of the door.

It remains to be seen whether that is the case. But with his longest spell with one club being four years, it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that he would soon call it a day in Manchester.

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One fan – perhaps the wisest of them all – suggested the Reds should ignore his comments and concentrate on themselves.

If they continue in this current vein of form, winning the title so early seems very likely.

Meanwhile, this 34-goal striker has suggested he wants a move to Liverpool.

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