Pep Guardiola denies 'disrespectful' celebrations in Manchester City's win over Liverpool

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola applauds during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on April 1, 2023 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
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Pep Guardiola has scoffed at claims he showed a "lack of respect" with his peculiar celebrations during Manchester City's 4-1 win over Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.

After Julian Alvarez drew City level, Guardiola appeared to celebrate right in the face of Reds' substitute Kostas Tsimikas as he warming up.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...