Pep Guardiola stretched to the limit by Liverpool
One of the most fascinating angles of the Champions League quarter-final between Liverpool and Manchester City is how Pep Guardiola has reacted throughout.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss was in a rage long before the first leg kicked off after the Manchester City bus was attacked outside Anfield.
Since then, Guardiola has been under serious pressure. First off, for playing an extra midfielder at Anfield in the 3-0 defeat.
And, then for failing to hold onto a 2-0 lead at home to Manchester United in the derby that could have secured the Premier League for Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola sent off after breathless first half
Manchester City started the second leg in “thunder storm” style.
Gabriel Jesus scored a third minute opener. And, Manchester City had 13 shots in total in the first half pinning Liverpool back with six attackers.
Bernardo Silva hit the bar. Leroy Sane saw a goal disallowed for offside. And, Sadio Mane was lucky to stay on the pitch.
At the end of the half, Pep Guardiola confronted referee Antonio Mateu.
What Pep Guardiola said to the ref
Guardiola could be seen ranting and raving in a similar manner to incidents we have seen with Pep before.
Think the Nathan Redmond incident after Manchester City beat Southampton with a very late goal in the Premier League.
According to Spanish media, see the Tweet below, Guardiola said the following: “”Shut up, shut up!”
It also looked like Guardiola told Mateu he would see him after the game.
No wonder Pep was sent to the stands!
— ChiringuitoChampions (@chirichampions) April 10, 2018
Pep Guardiola has been sent to the stands for the second half after clashing (again) with referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz… pic.twitter.com/3ywfaQOP7x
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 10, 2018
Pep is pissed 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡 pic.twitter.com/q8a3PbCscl
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) April 10, 2018