Pep Guardiola has described Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool as the “one of the most special days of my life,” after their entertaining match at the Etihad Stadium on Super Sunday.
The result left Manchester City 12 points behind Chelsea and 2 points behind Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League title race, but despite City’s title hopes being all but over, Guardiola was delighted with their fighting spirit.
Guardiola who has won two Champions Leagues, six domestic titles and four cups in his stellar career said after the match: “You cannot imagine. It is one of happiest days of my career as a manager. I am so proud.
“After the Champions League, the last few days at training people were so, so, sad, and people didn’t talk too much.
“We arrived here against Liverpool, who have not had Europe all season and had one week to prepare.
“But the spirit, how we played, it is one of my happiest days as a manager.
“We created more than them. Our problem is we don’t score when they are easy goals.
“At least we showed the spirit that we didn’t show in the first half in Monaco.
“You have to consider the situation we played in in this game, how we played against them, a top team.
“They have exceptional players so it means a lot to me. That is why I am so happy.”
City had come from a goal down after James Milner opened the scoring with a penalty five minutes into the second half. Sergio Aguero equalised with his 25th goal in 35 games in the 69th minute to rescue a point.
Adam Lallana missed a golden opportunity in the final 10 minutes of the game that could have clinched the win and given the homeside a further 2 points.