Guardiola explains why Man City fans were quiet against Liverpool

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed why the home fans were not very much active during City’s draw against Liverpool at the Etihad.

Guardiola complained of a quiet crowd as City shared points with Liverpool after Erling Haaland and Alexander-Arnold’s goals.

The Spanish boss added that the fans were probably unhappy with the team’s performance which resulted in a calm atmosphere.

Speaking with reporters, he said: “It’s 12.30, we were still in the sheets.

“It’s 12.30, we were still sleeping a little bit. It’s 12.30.

“Yeah, I would like noise. I like noise against Liverpool but okay, it didn’t happen. Do you know what I feel when it doesn’t happen? You have to play better.

“Create more chances and make environments to make the crowd follow us. We need them. All these years in important moments, we did it together and we need them. Because these guys deserve it.

“They are not starving. They are not, ‘Oh guys, we won the treble.’ Still they want to do it and that is the best.

“When you win, everyone is happy and when you don’t win and play that way you have to be happier because it is not easy to see consistency for many years, winning everything and more. I know what I’m talking about.”