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City to give Liverpool ‘guard of honour’

Jamaica Gleaner 2020-06-29 12:29:00
AP Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola sits on the bench ahead of their English Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, in London, England, on Thursday.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says the team will form a guard of honour for new English Premier League champions Liverpool when they meet on Thursday.

Liverpool took the title City have owned for the last two years this week.

When English football resumed this month, Liverpool’s trip to Etihad Stadium was a potentially decisive game in the title race.

But City’s loss at Chelsea on Thursday put Liverpool mathematically out of reach, and Guardiola feels it would be sporting to pay tribute to the new champs.

“We are going to do the guard of honour, of course,” Guardiola said.

“Always we receive Liverpool when they come to our house in an incredible way. They cannot complain and of course, we are going to do it because they deserve it.”

Liverpool hold a 23-point advantage over second-placed City.