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UK: 'Defeat hurts' Liverpool's Klopp as Man City thrash Premier League champions02:38

UK: 'Defeat hurts' Liverpool's Klopp as Man City thrash Premier League champions

United Kingdom, Manchester
July 3, 2020 at 08:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp was less than amused as his side was thrashed by Manchester City merely a week after Liverpool secured the Premier League title. Klopp was speaking in a post-match press briefing via video conference in Manchester on Thursday.

"Has nothing to do with last week. To be honest, hurts like a defeat hurts. What I wanted to see tonight was the team who is ready to fight against Man City, who had obviously - not perhaps the right saying - but a point to prove. That was easy motivation for Pep," admitted Klopp whose side lost the match 4-0 at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Thursday.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised his team's performance after his side managed to put three past Liverpool in mere 20 minutes.

"I repeat then, when a team wins eight titles out of ten they played, it's not necessary one game against Liverpool to show me they are hungry," said Guardiola who heaped praise on his talented midfielder Kevin De Bruyne who scored the first goal against Liverpool.

"Right now he is the best, yeah, in the midfield position he is the best," said Guardiola.

Liverpool had secured first place in the Premier League for the 2019/20 season after Chelsea won 2-1 against Manchester City last Thursday.

With the Reds winning 4-0 against Crystal Palace last Wednesday, the Manchester squad's defeat granted Liverpool a first league title in 30 years.

Mandatory credit: Manchester City

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Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp was less than amused as his side was thrashed by Manchester City merely a week after Liverpool secured the Premier League title. Klopp was speaking in a post-match press briefing via video conference in Manchester on Thursday.

"Has nothing to do with last week. To be honest, hurts like a defeat hurts. What I wanted to see tonight was the team who is ready to fight against Man City, who had obviously - not perhaps the right saying - but a point to prove. That was easy motivation for Pep," admitted Klopp whose side lost the match 4-0 at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Thursday.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised his team's performance after his side managed to put three past Liverpool in mere 20 minutes.

"I repeat then, when a team wins eight titles out of ten they played, it's not necessary one game against Liverpool to show me they are hungry," said Guardiola who heaped praise on his talented midfielder Kevin De Bruyne who scored the first goal against Liverpool.

"Right now he is the best, yeah, in the midfield position he is the best," said Guardiola.

Liverpool had secured first place in the Premier League for the 2019/20 season after Chelsea won 2-1 against Manchester City last Thursday.

With the Reds winning 4-0 against Crystal Palace last Wednesday, the Manchester squad's defeat granted Liverpool a first league title in 30 years.

Mandatory credit: Manchester City

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