Fans think they've worked out what Darwin Nunez said to Pep Guardiola at full-time
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Fans think they've worked what Darwin Nunez said to Pep Guardiola in the immediate aftermath of Saturday's Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City.
Shortly after referee Chris Kavanagh blew his whistle for full-time, Nunez had to be dragged away from a clearly-agitated Guardiola by Jurgen Klopp, Pep Lijnders and goalkeeper Adrian.
Guardiola was quick to play down the incident in his post-match press conference and naturally, Klopp was asked for his reaction after the 1-1 draw.
“I'm not the one to explain because I wasn't involved surprisingly," he smiled. "And I didn't understand a word."
The reason behind Nunez's outburst remains unclear, but fans on social media are speculating that it could be related to Guardiola's actions in April, when he celebrated in front of Liverpool's Kostas Tsimikas.
Darwin Nunez to Pep Guardiola:— Leaked Lineups 👻 (@Leaked_FPL) November 25, 2023
“Did you like that?”
He then pointed towards the goal where Trent scored.
As you can see from the footage above, Nunez points towards the goal where Trent Alexander-Arnold scored his 80th minute equaliser as he confronts Guardiola.
Here's how social media reacted to the scene.
One fan said: "Pep did this same thing to Tsimikas last year at the Etihad, so Darwin has actually gone and got him back," while another wrote: "This was revenge for shaking hands with Arthur and Tsimikas last season. Nunez never forgets."
A third added: "I think I know exactly what happened. Nunez asking Pep if he liked the Trent goal - revenge for what Pep did against Tsimikas last season."
At the time, Guardiola shot down accusations of disrespect after celebrating in front of Tsimikas in April, when City recorded an emphatic 4-1 win over their Premier League rivals.
“Nah, come on. I’m so sorry,” said the Spaniard in his post-match press conference.
“Speak with Tsimikas, speak with the others. Ask him if I lack respect. I celebrate the goal with my son on [the tier above].
“And I said, ‘the goal was nice, isn’t it?’. That’s all. I’m so sorry. Do you think it’s a lack of respect? Ah OK, sorry. I’m so sorry.”
Tsimikas was also asked about the incident in an interview with Gazzetta this year.
The Greek defender replied: “He said to me: ‘Sorry, I didn’t do it to offend you. I did it because we scored a very good goal.' I told him that I would do worse things if we scored in front of you, so there is no problem.”
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