Manchester City will give Liverpool guard of honour: Guardiola

Premier League winners Liverpool will be given a guard of honour by Manchester City when the two sides clash on Thursday, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has confirmed a guard of honour for champions Liverpool.   -  Getty Images

Manchester City will form a guard of honor for new English Premier League champion Liverpool when they meet next Thursday, City manager Pep Guardiola said.

Liverpool took the title City has owned for the last two years this week.

When English fotball resumed this month, Liverpool’s trip to Etihad Stadium was a potentially decisive game in the title race.

But City’s loss at Chelsea on Thursday put Liverpool mathematically out of reach, and Guardiola feels it would be sporting to pay tribute to the new champion.

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“We are going to do the guard of honor, of course,” Guardiola said.

“Always we receive Liverpool when they come to our house in an incredible way. They cannot complain and of course we are going to do it because they deserve it.”

Liverpool holds a 23-point advantage over second-placed City.

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