Man City traveled to Anfield to play Liverpool in a Premier League clash on Sunday. The contest ended In a thrilling 2-2 draw, but an unsavory incident reportedly occurred during the clash.
Man City manager Pep Guardiola revealed after his side’s 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Anfield that the club have complained to Liverpool about a supporter who allegedly spat at one of the Man City staff. It is not known who was spat at.
Pep Guardiola revealed to the media post-game that a member of his staff was spat at by a Liverpool fan and that the club have filed a complaint with Liverpool over the incident. It is thought to have happened in the second half when Pep Guardiola became incredibly irate on the touchline after Liverpool’s James Milner was not given a second yellow card by referee Paul Tierney. Cameras also spotted Guardiola getting into an argument with some of the fans, possibly as a result of the spitting incident.
“I didn’t see it. I heard about it, the people told me and if this happened I’m pretty sure Liverpool is going to take a measure about this person,” the Man City boss told the media. However, Guardiola refused to blame Liverpool as a club for the incident. “Liverpool is greater than this behavior, at every club there are people that make bad actions because of emotion. You have to control yourself,” the Spaniard continued.
It is not the first time Man City has been the victims of crowd trouble at Anfield. Prior to the first leg of a Champions League tie with Liverpool, the Man City team bus was damaged by several missiles thrown by supporters.
According to the ‘Liverpool ECHO’, Liverpool have launched their own investigation into the matter to try and identify the culprit while there has been no word from the Merseyside Police as of yet.