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Pep and Klopp React to Sunday’s Draw

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Klopp is amused by Pep’s reaction, less so with the final score.

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Pep Guardiola seemed incredibly happy with the way Manchester City played against Liverpool on Sunday, especially after their exit from the Champions League earlier in the week.

"I am so proud," Pep said after the match. "This is one of the most special days of my life. Out of the Champions League, playing against Liverpool, how we played with character, especially after these last few days, means so much to me. We always play to win, play to attack. We are a little sad because we deserved to win."

I’m pretty sure he’s contractually obliged to say City deserved to win, but the rest seems a tad excessive, albeit really heartfelt. Klopp seemed to agree, but decided to lean a bit on cultural stereotypes when asked about it.

"He is Spanish,” Klopp said about Pep’s comments on how important the draw was for City. “They are a little bit more emotional than Germans."

Klopp was less amused when he was asked about the game itself, however.

“It is a point and that’s good,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “Tomorrow I will be happy but in this moment I am a little bit disappointed. We take it. It is fair, we could have lost and we could have won. We had three or four chances, open goals in the first half, in the six-yard box. I don’t know how they defended this.

“But of course they had their moments too so maybe it is okay. I’m not happy in this moment but give me a few hours and I will be happy.”