Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has claimed that ‘everyone supports Liverpool’, after his Man City side opened a three-point gap over second place, Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s men who lost to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, in the second leg of their Champions League semifinals, ran riot on Newcastle. Raheem Sterling scored a brace in the rout and Aymeric Laporte, Phil Foden and Rodri also registering a goal each.

The result gives City some breathing room at the top of the League after Liverpool slipped to a 1-1 draw against Tottenham on Saturday evening.

Speaking after the game, Guardiola claimed that the country would be rooting against the Cityzens in the title race, while also aiming a dig at Liverpool’s recent poor return of Premier League trophies.

“Everyone in this country supports Liverpool, the media and everyone, of course because Liverpool has an incredible history behind in European competition, not in Premier League, because they’ve won one in 30 years – but it’s not a problem at all,” he told beIN Sports after the game.

“The situation is what it is. We need to do nine points or maybe six right now, it depends what happens in the next two games in terms of goal difference, but now Wednesday is the real, real final for us (Man City).

“We are going to try to win there. Our destiny is in our hands and this is important. We have to look at ourselves. With one point or three points, nothing’s changed. We have to do it. He said.

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