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Guardiola: I don’t want to be like Liverpool
Pep Guardiola insisted he didn’t want Manchester City to be like Liverpool and defended comments he made about his side’s support following Wednesday’s Champions League win over RB Leipzig.
The City boss has been criticized by Sky Blues fans after urging more fans to attend tomorrow’s home game against Southampton, after seeing just over 38,000 fans take part in their first European game of the campaign.
His comments prompted City Official Supporters Club general secretary Kevin Parker to ask Guardiola to “stick with training” and be more mindful of the financial issues fans are facing as a result of the pandemic.
But Guardiola said today he is more than happy with the club’s fan base and is happy that the Citizens have their own identity against rivals such as Liverpool and Manchester United.
“It’s a big mistake. We are who we are. We are proud of who we are. I know our history,” said the City boss.
“I learned that they [Man City fans] were in the lower divisions and fans traveled to watch them. I don’t want to be like United, Liverpool, Bayern, Barcelona, Madrid. “
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