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 achieving a meteoric rise to the top of English football after being taken over by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan 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 once again renewed and fans await an exciting competition when they meet tomorrow, Sunday, in the 7th round of the English Premier League at “Anfield”, the stronghold of the Liverpool team.
“For us it is a source of pride that Liverpool are our rivals,” said Guardiola, who has led Manchester City to eight major trophies since taking over the team in 2016.
He added: “We have not competed with them for decades, for many years we have tried to compete with this legendary club, and (this rivalry) is an honor for us, and I hope it will be the same for them. . “
“This means we are competing alongside Manchester United with one of the historic teams in England, and this is something great for us,” added Guardiola.
For tomorrow’s game, Manchester City are in second place in the league, one point behind league-leader Liverpool, which have so far suffered no defeat in the competition, with four wins and two draws, while City have four wins, one loss and one. has achieved a draw.