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Guardiola claimed 'everyone in this country supports Liverpool' after Manchester City's 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle United on Sunday.
"Everyone in this country supports Liverpool, the media and everyone," the Spaniard told beIN Sports after his side returned to the top of the Premier League.
"Of course, because Liverpool has an incredible history in European competition. Not in the Premier League, because they have won one in 30 years, but it is not a problem at all.
"The situation is what it is. We have to get nine points maybe six, it depends on the next two games in terms of goal difference.
"Now Wednesday is the real final for us, our destiny is in our hands and this is important, that's the reality."
Well, Klopp was asked about Guardiola's comments during his pre-match press conference for Aston Villa.
"(Laughs) Here a lot of people want us to win the league but even here it is only 50%. As managers, after a game we're obviously massively influenced by games/situations. What I said after Spurs (criticism)… I wouldn't. Just my feeling at the moment," he said.
"I don't know how Pep after getting knocked out of CL and of course LFC made it to the final, we played Villarreal, they played Real Madrid.
"I have no idea if the whole country is supporting us. Maybe he knows more than me."
Jürgen Klopp’s reaction to Pep Guardiola saying:— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 9, 2022
🗣 "The people want Liverpool to win more than us. It's not an issue. It's normal. Maybe they have more supporters all around the world, in England maybe more support Liverpool than us.”
🗣️ "I have no idea if the whole country is supporting us..." #LFC boss Jurgen Klopp has responded to the comments made by Pep Guardiola suggesting 'everyone in the country supports Liverpool' 🔴 pic.twitter.com/Z9CNA7DUgB— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 9, 2022
Man City opened up a three-point gap over Liverpool after their convincing home win against Newcastle.
The Reds, meanwhile, will look to bounce back following their 1-1 draw against Tottenham last weekend.
Klopp's side resume their league campaign on Tuesday when they face Steven Gerrard's Villa.
As for Man City, they take on Wolves on Wednesday.
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