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“Why Darwin Nunez fought Guardiola” — Jurgen Klopp explains



"Why Darwin Nunez fought Guardiola" -- Jurgen Klopp explains

Darwin Nunez wasn’t happy with Pep Guardiola at full-time and the Uruguayan was sure to make it known to the Manchester City boss before he left the pitch.

Manchester City vs. Liverpool was all the commotion starting from when Erling Haaland put the home side ahead in under 30 minutes, to when Liverpool Vice Captain, Trent Alexander-Arnold leveled the tie to send the away fans in uproar at the Etihad.

However, one moment that many may have missed was an angry confrontation between Reds’ favorite striker, Darwin Nunez who vented his anger towards Pep Guardiola.

The confrontation between the pair had to be separated by both Liverpool managers, Jurgen Klopp and his assistant, Pep Lijnders who stepped in to hold the pair from going at it.

In his post-match press conference, the former Borussia Dortmund boss opened up to reporters on what really happened and what was said between Nunez and Guardiola at full time.

“Emotions, emotions,” the German said.

“I’m not sure I’m the one who should explain it, to be honest, because I was not involved… surprisingly! I did not understand a word! It’s emotional. Pep wants to win, we want to win!” he explained.

“I love them both, so I tried to calm the situation down, without knowing 100 percent what happened because I didn’t understand a word.

“That’s it. I really think it’s nothing more than what’s already sorted, to be honest. That has nothing to do with the ‘fierce rivalry’, I don’t know what you want to make of that,”

“It’s not a fierce rivalry. We are rivals. What is a fierce rivalry? Where do you see it? This situation after the game is nothing to do with the ‘historical, fierce rivalry’. I don’t think Darwin Nunez knows anything about that, to be honest!”

However when questioned on the incident, Manchester City boss, Guardiola played coy with his response, denying nothing happened between them.

“Nothing happened…it’s not frustration. I am really pleased,” the Spaniard said.