A verbal altercation broke out between Uruguayan Darwin Nunez, Liverpool striker, and Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola after a 1-1 draw between City and the Reds in the 13th round of the Premier League.
The dispute began after the final whistle blew at the Etihad Stadium. After Guardiola shook hands with German Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, Nunez approached Pep to shake hands with him, but instead, the latter tried to blame the Spanish coach for something that happened on the field, and an argument began between the two men, so Klopp intervened to prevent matters from developing.
The exact cause of the heated argument between the City coach and the Uruguayan international is unclear, but it has been confirmed that the two sides exchanged inappropriate words.
While media outlets close to Liverpool reported that Nunez insulted the Catalan coach.
Commenting on the incident, Guardiola said in statements reported by the British newspaper “Daily Mail”: “Nothing happened with Nunez.”
He added sarcastically, “I kept him away from me because he is stronger than me.”
It seems that Guardiola avoided igniting a crisis again with statements about the incident, especially after his friendly conversation with Klopp.
As for the strangest comment on the incident between Pep Guardiola and Darwin Nunez, it came from Klopp, who asserted that “he is not the ideal person to explain what happened, because I did not participate in it, and in fact, I did not understand a single word of the conversation that took place between them.”
This draw is the second this season for City, with 9 wins and two losses, while Liverpool tied for the fourth time this season, with 8 wins and one defeat.
With this draw, the Citizens lost the lead to Arsenal, which beat their host Brentford with a clean goal.