FOOTBALL fans reacted hilariously after Pep Guardiola’s stunned reaction to being asked which mistake cost Manchester City in their defeat to Liverpool.
Mo Salah‘s second half goal handed the Premier League champions their first loss of the season at Anfield on Sunday.
Guardiola looked calm and composed at the start of the interview[/caption]
But his expression suddenly changed when asked what cost City the game[/caption]
It came from a long pass downfield from keeper Alisson, with the Egyptian rolling Joao Cancelo before bearing down on goal and slotting past Ederson.
In Guardiola‘s post-match interview, Sky Sports’ Geoff Shreeves opened by asking the Man City boss what he made of the game, to which he insisted it was decided by a “mistake”.
Shreeves then pressed him on what mistake he was referring to – a question which elicited an incredible reaction from the Spaniard.
He looked on in stunned fashion at Shreeves, before the Sky man addressed the awkward moment by elaborating: “On the halfway line on Mo or the fact that there was only one player back there?”
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Guardiola’s astonished response to Shreeves’ question sent social media into a frenzy.
One fan brilliantly said: “Pep wanted to hit him! .”
Another added: “The look Pep Guardiola gives Geoff Shreeves here is absolutely epic.”
A third said: “Watching Pep is too as much. As much as I can’t be bothered with him – he’s clearly bonkers – his reaction to a really stupid question from that idiot Shreeves on what mistake cost you the game .
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“Ffs, ‘ehhhhh the one that we lost a goal’ was what his face said .”
And a fourth added: “I want to see a charity boxing match between Pep and Geoff Shreeves.”
Guardiola did eventually answer Shreeves’ enquiry after initially appearing baffled by it.
He said: “We know Kevin didn’t follow the movement from Salah and after we lost the duel.”
The Man City manager was also asked about his thoughts on Phil Foden‘s disallowed goal – which was ruled out for a foul by Erling Haaland on Fabinho during the build-up.
Guardiola was left enraged on the touchline immediately after Anthony Taylor went over to the VAR monitor and opted to overturn his on-field decision.
And after the game, the City coach added: “Well when before the game the referee goes to Jurgen Klopp, myself and my assistant coach to say ‘here it is play on, I’m not going to whistle any fouls, it’s play on, play on, play on’. After we score a goal, it’s not play on.”
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“So, OK. If at every action he decides ‘I am going to whistle, every action I’m going to whistle’, then OK.
“But OK, we challenge, they shout, we have to shout more. They run, we have to run more. But after we score a goal, they disallow it. This is Anfield.”