POST TIME: 12 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Guardiola hails City despite defeat
AFP, Liverpool

Guardiola hails City despite defeat

Pep Guardiola said his side showed why they were Premier League champions despite losing 3-1 to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool took a huge step towards a first top-flight title in 30 years by opening an eight-point lead at the top of the table.

Goals from Fabinho and Mohamed Salah gave the European champions a dream start before Sadio Mane's diving header early in the second half sealed City's fate.

Bernardo Silva pulled a late goal back but a third defeat in eight league games leaves City down in fourth, nine points behind Liverpool, and with a mountain to climb if they are to claim a third straight league title.

“What happened today we showed why are champion,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.