In the aftermath of questionable lineup decisions Pep named a very strong team.
The defending champions led by a superb Kevin De Bruyne, opened a two-goal lead through a Raheem Sterling brace and despite a late scare, Gabriel Jesus scored to seal up the points in the 90th-minute.
On to the Reaction:
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“I am so pleased after the amount of games we have had. We played so well for 75 or 80 minutes and then they scored and we lost a little control for a few minutes but I am really pleased. We expect Liverpool to win all of their remaining games.”
“Benteke is so strong in the air and Vincent Kompany is the best defender at heading the ball we have. Of course he has experience and he can play at a high level. Aymeric Laporte was incredible today, breaking up the play and switching play to the wings.”
“We have played with incredible personality in the last two or three months - we have taken 183 points in two seasons and still have five games left. Those are incredible numbers and show how consistent we are.”
“The the last three or four games Kevin De Bruyne was incredible and we missed him a
lot when he was out injured. He has the ability and the vision to see passes the rest of us human beings can’t see.”
Raheem Sterling Reaction
“100 percent [it’ll go to the last game] the way Liverpool have been playing,” he said. “It will go down to the wire.
“I don’t see us slowing down now. Liverpool have a great squad, great self-belief, but so do we.”
“When I was younger you always want to score your first opportunity and sometimes it doesn’t happen like that,” he said.
”You don’t beat yourself up. There’s 80 minutes left you just have to be ready for the next opportunity. That’s the mentality, just keep going and the chance will come.”
Un triunfo vital en una cancha siempre difícil. A seguir así // A crucial victory on an ever-challenging turf. Let's keep it up! C'mon, City! pic.twitter.com/sawoaORpsZ— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) April 14, 2019
Up next, is Wednesday’s crucial return leg at home of the Champions League. See you then!