UEFA Charge Guardiola, Liverpool After UCL Tie

"The ex-Bayen Munich coach was furious his side were denied a second goal after Leroy Sane's strike had been incorrectly ruled out for offside", he said.

European football's governing body Uefa have opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola following their Champions League quarter-final second-leg meeting with Liverpool.

"These kind of decisions make the difference when two teams are so equal".

"I said it was a goal". While the keeper thwarted Mane, Salah got to the loose ball and lofted it over Ederson, restoring Liverpool's three-goal margin.

"I know what happened in Monaco last season when it was 1-1 when yellow card for Aguero, I know him from Spain he likes to be different".

It has been a hard week for City, with their two losses to Liverpool coming either side of a derby defeat by Manchester United. Big congratulations to Liverpool, Hopefully they can represent England well in the semi-final.

For all Guardiola's complaints about the officials over the two games, City's 5-1 aggregate defeat was the latest in a growing line of failures in the competition for the Catalan.

It was Liverpool whose approach turned out to be flawless in the circumstances as they followed up their staunch first-half defending to deliver the decisive blows.

Firmino nearly got in as Liverpool, transformed by the goal, came forward once again - but this time Ederson was able to gather at his feet.

'I would have been nervous at 3-0 down at half-time, but we would still have had a chance'.

"I would say the exception is going 10 months, just losing the odd game, and winning, winning, winning".

It also marked the third team the Reds inflicted defeat on the Premier League leaders and Klopp's fourth victory over Guardiola in six attempts during his time on Merseyside.

"We have to win two games to win the most important competition", said Guardiola.

He added to BT Sport: 'You have to learn from the game.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action with Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte.

"City took all the risks they could take, we needed a bit of luck and a disciplined defending formation". I'm sorry, but we win the season in statistics.

However, that does not mean they head into the semis with any sort of inferiority complex. "When you concede one goal and score five against Manchester City I think we should respect Liverpool more". But it's not about perfection it's about the result, the character, the mentality, really fighting for the result.

  • Julie Sanders