Pep Guardiola defends Jurgen Klopp over Merseyside derby celebrations

Posted December 06, 2018

The Times" Paul Joyce believes Klopp will receive "a fine and a warning', writing on his Twitter page: "Jurgen Klopp has been charged with misconduct by the FA following his celebrations on the pitch against Everton".

"I did it. Against Southampton, there's a lot of emotions in those moments", Guardiola told a news conference ahead of City's trip to Watford on Tuesday.

A gap is developing between the top two in the Premier League and the reds remain within two points of Man City.

"When you win, people say it is your personality. He is okay but walking around here now in flip-flops - and you don't play in flip-flops", he said.

I'm very focused in the game and sometimes especially in those moments when you score, because that's a period when you can be vulnerable straight after.

"I have no problem to pay a fine".

Aguero's absence has been helped by the form of Raheem Sterling, who is only behind Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the goalscoring charts, but Guardiola has challenged him to do even more. Things happen in your mind and your heart. It's not the first time we have been there.

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"It's welcome", Guardiola said.

Keita was denied three times inside 30 seconds, twice by Hart - who also denied Salah in the same move - and once by Bardsley as Liverpool tried to kill off the game in the final 10 minutes.

Liverpool FC vice captain James Milner levelled eight minutes later with a low finish from outside the penalty area before Roberto Firmino silenced his critics with his fourth goal of the Premier League season after his introduction from the bench. I apologised immediately after to Marco Silva, I didn't want to be disrespectful.