Pep Guardiola shows true colours with response to Alexander-Arnold ahead of Liverpool game


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has responded to claims made by Trent Alexander-Arnold that Liverpool’s trophies ‘mean more’ than his side’s successes. The Spaniard went on to praise the responses of Erling Haaland and Ruben Dias who hit back at the statement earlier this week.

City are set to take on Liverpool at Anfield this weekend in a crucial six-pointer that could significantly reshape the title race. Stakes are already high for the clash given that it is the final time that Guardiola and Klopp will cross paths in a Premier League match on the touchline.

However, Alexander-Arnold added further fuel to the fire by telling FourFourTwo: “Looking back on this era, although they’ve won more titles than us and have probably been more successful, our trophies will mean more to us and our fanbase because of the situations at both clubs, financially. How both clubs have built their teams and the manner in which we’ve done it probably means more to our fans.”

Haaland and Dias have both hit out at the statement, and Guardiola was given the opportunity to respond as well when speaking ahead of his side’s trip to Merseyside. But the ex-Barcelona boss remained calm when initially asked for his thoughts, saying: “I wish him a speedy recovery and come back to the pitch as soon as possible."

Guardiola reiterated that he wished the versatile full-back well when asked if he, personally, was growing frustrated with the mention of finances being the sole underlying reason why his side have enjoyed such levels of success.

He was then asked for whether he is pleased with how some of his stars responeded to Alexander-Arnold’s claims, to which he replied: “I would answer but, why? Honestly. It is what it is. I am incredibly proud of what we have done.”

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