Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said the battle with Liverpool for the most prominent titles is a source of pride for his team.
Manchester City spent several years, and even decades, under neighbors Manchester United and Liverpool before making a rapid rise to the top of English football after moving ownership to Abu Dhabi in 2008.
In recent years, Liverpool have been Manchester City’s most prominent contender for titles, with City winning the Premier League title three times in the past four seasons, while Liverpool won the title once, but also won the Champions League during this period.
The conflict between the two teams is renewed again and the fans await an exciting competition, when they meet tomorrow, Sunday, at the “Anfield” stadium, the stronghold of the Liverpool team, in the seventh leg of the English Premier league.
Guardiola, who has led Manchester City to eight major trophies since taking over the team in 2016, said: “For us it is a source of pride that Liverpool are our rivals.
He added: For decades we were not competitive with them. For years we have tried to compete with this legendary club, and this competition is an honor for us. I hope it will be the same for them. Guardiola continued in statements from British news agency “BA Media”: “This means that alongside Manchester United we are competing with one of the historic teams in England, and this is something great for us.
For tomorrow’s game, Manchester City are second in the league, one point behind league-leaders Liverpool, who have so far suffered no defeat in the league, with four wins and two draws, while City recorded four wins to one loss and one draw.