Manchester City had been waiting since 2003 for a victory at Anfield and it was the only thing to get a landslide 4-1 victory over
Liverpool were at home on Sunday, according to City coach Pep Guardiola, describing the club’s fans ’absence from watching this historic victory.
“For many years we have failed to win here,” Guardiola said. Hope we do it next time there are fans. Anfield is a very scary stadium. It is a great stadium and its prestige increases with the presence of the fans.
Ilkay Gandogan scored twice, while Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden also scored, as City claimed their 10th successive Premier League victory and 14th successive in all competitions.
With this victory, City are at the top by five points over rivals Manchester United and ten points ahead of defending champions Liverpool, who are fourth.
“We scored a big win,” Guardiola said, referring to the penalty kick that Gandogan missed in the first half. In the end, it’s another three points, but I bear in mind that we won after a penalty kick was missed and after we equalized, but the team’s reaction made the difference.
City is now one of the favorites to win its third league title in five seasons with Guardiola, but the Spanish coach knows the team needs a lot of work to achieve this.
He said: We will celebrate today, but we will return to the ground on Monday. In February, no team will be crowned. I thank the players very much, but today’s match is in the past. We had a great performance and I cannot hide my great joy. But we are still in February. For Manchester City, getting three points at Liverpool after a big victory was very important for the team.
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