FA won’t punish Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola won’t face any charges for his celebration of Julian Alvarez’s goal in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Liverpool, according to GOAL.

The report on GOAL states: “Pep Guardiola will not be charged for his behaviour on the touchline at the Eithad but the Reds could be in trouble for surrounding the referee.

“Manchester City beat Liverpool 4-1 on Saturday in a game which saw Guardiola bizarrely celebrate Julian Alvarez’s equaliser in Kostas Tsimikas’ face and shake Arthur Melo’s hand.

“The gesture drew criticism but Guardiola insisted it was not disrespectful. The City boss will not face any retrospective action from the Football Association either, according to the Liverpoool Echo.

“However, the Reds may find themselves in hot water after players hounded referee Simon Hooper and called for a red card for Rodri after a foul on Cody Gakpo. The Spain international had already been booked but did not receive a second yellow card for his challenge.”