Liverpool vs Man City: Pep Guardiola surprised by Jurgen Klopp’s ‘two-week’ coronavirus break claim

Pep Guardiola says he’s surprised Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp prompt Manchester City had a “two-week break” resulting from a coronavirus outbreak on the membership.

City closed their coaching floor for 2 days across the postponement of their Premier League assembly at Everton on December 28.

The Premier League leaders returned to motion in opposition to Chelsea on January 3, with six first-team gamers absent because of the outbreak.

Ahead of a gathering between the edges on Sunday, reside on Sky Sports, Klopp had expanded on why he believed fatigue was enjoying a component in Liverpool’s detached type.

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“We didn’t have a break, I think City had a two-week break for Covid reasons,” Klopp stated.

“It’s really tough, it’s a tough year, a tough season, I know for some teams it looks like lesser, but for us obviously for the reasons you know, it’s tough.”

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A upset Guardiola joked the obvious break was a key issue behind his aspect’s 13-game successful run in all competitions, which started with victory at Southampton on December 19.

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“He [Klopp] made a mistake, it was two months off, or three months… no four months we have off. That’s why we’re in top four now… Jurgen has to see the calendar again,” Guardiola stated.

“We had covid, we had one week and we played with 14 players at Stamford Bridge.”

Guardiola was surprised to listen to Klopp had made such a remark and stated he would focus on the topic along with his German counterpart after they meet on the weekend.

“I’m surprised, I thought Jurgen was not that type of manager, like other ones who usually do it, so I didn’t expect that comment,” the City boss added.

“Maybe it was a misunderstanding. If he sees the calendar again, he will realise… it was not two weeks.”

City are at present seven factors away from the defending champions with a sport in hand. Liverpool maintain a 17-game unbeaten run at Anfield within the Premier League in opposition to City, stretching again to 2003.

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