May 18, 2022

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The rivalry between City and Liverpool has been the biggest in my life

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Pep Cardiola said; The Manchester City coach said the rivalry with Liverpool, led by Jurgen Globe, was the biggest of his life and that he would always fondly remember it when he finally retired from the industry.

Before Sunday’s clash at Etihad Stadium, City are one point ahead of Liverpool, a match that will determine the fate of the title race eight rounds ahead.

Cardiola had unforgettable matches with Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid while in Barcelona and with Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund when he took charge at Bayern Munich, but he chose Liverpool as his strongest rival.

Cardiola told reporters on Friday: “When I retire, watching matches on the screens and playing golf, I remember there was a huge rivalry with Liverpool. When you get 100 points and 98 points (in one season), you need someone. Press from behind to be very close. . ” Both teams differ by the consistency of the position. This happened in four or five years. That’s why (Roger) Federer, (Rafa) Nadal and (Novak) Djokovic have been at the top for a long time.

A similar rivalry existed between the two teams three years ago, when City beat Liverpool by one point on the final day, as both teams had not lost in the final stages of the season.

Cardiola, who said he respects Klopp very much, said he would invite the German coach to have a drink with him.

“I would love it if we win. Jurgen makes world football the best place,” the Spanish coach added.

Cardiola has announced that he will never play for Troy, but admits he is not sure if City will win the title.

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“It’s going to be a big three points, but there are still seven games, 21 points and a lot of things related to the Champions League and the FA Cup,” he said.

The two teams will meet again in the FA Cup semi-finals next week.