Liverpool told Guardiola is wrong after new twist in Man City row

By Gabriel Agbonlahor

13th May, 2022 | 5:00pm

Man City news: Agbonlahor hits back at Pep Guardiola as Liverpool row takes new twist

Gabby Agbonlahor has hit back at Pep Guardiola and insisted there is no anti-Man City and pro-Liverpool bias in the media.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England forward insisted most in the media are “neutral” towards the two teams battling it out for the Premier League title.

As quoted by Sky Sports earlier this week (9 May), Guardiola claimed “everyone in this country supports Liverpool” as his side close in on the title.

Jurgen Klopp replied via the same outlet the next day (10 May) by reminding the 51-year-old “not even all of Liverpool” wants the Reds to succeed.

It took another twist on Wednesday (11 May) when Guardiola told Sky Sports Man City’s spending is viewed differently to that of Liverpool and Man United.

“It’s only what he sees,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“If he turns on the TV he’s probably only going to see Jamie Redknapp, Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness, and Steve McManaman. He’s going to see a lot of ex-Liverpool players and only a couple of ex-Man City players, if not, only one in Micah Richards. Maybe that’s what he means.

“But most people are going to be neutral. They’ve got no bitterness towards Liverpool or Man City. I think that balance is absolutely fine.”

Man City are three points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table with a superior goal difference and two games left to play.

But the Reds can finish the season with three trophies as they face Chelsea in Saturday’s (14 May) FA Cup final and Real Madrid in the Champions League final later this month (28 May) while they have already secured the EFL Cup.

In other news, the door has opened for Liverpool and Man City to sign a midfielder and £50million could now seal the deal.