Friday 10 July, 2020

Man City will give Liverpool guard of honour

Liverpool football fans let off flares outside the Liver Building in Liverpool, England, Friday, June 26, 2020. Their team clinched the English Premier League title. Liverpool took the title after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea on Wednesday evening. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP).

Liverpool football fans let off flares outside the Liver Building in Liverpool, England, Friday, June 26, 2020. Their team clinched the English Premier League title. Liverpool took the title after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea on Wednesday evening. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP).

Manchester City will form a guard of honour for new English Premier League champion Liverpool when they meet next Thursday, City manager Pep Guardiola said.

Liverpool took the title City have owned for the last two years this week.

When English football resumed this month, Liverpool’s trip to Etihad Stadium was a potentially decisive game in the title race.

But City’s loss at Chelsea on Thursday put Liverpool mathematically out of reach, and Guardiola feels it would be sporting to pay tribute to the new champs.

“We are going to do the guard of honour, of course,” Guardiola said.

“Always we receive Liverpool when they come to our house in an incredible way. They cannot complain and of course we are going to do it because they deserve it.”

Liverpool hold a 23-point advantage over second-placed City.

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