Liverpool square off for one of two final spots in the Champions League quarter finals against Bundesliga side Bayern Munich. But Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has no intention of backing Premier League compatriot Jurgen Klopp.
Pep Guardiola progressed to the next stage of the competition, beating Schalke in a 7-0 riot at the Etihad, and the manager has no intention of being involved in an English dominated Champions League quarter-finals.
“I am sorry for the English people, I want Bayern to go through,” Guardiola said in his post-match news conference.
“I am part of this club, I had an incredible three years. I love Munich and have a lot of friends there.
“It is a demanding game for both but I feel I like Bayern Munich and hopefully they can go through.
“In terms of what happened with Spanish teams and German teams, arriving many times in the finals, this season it is a surprise.
“Hopefully Barcelona tomorrow can go through [against Lyon] and reach the quarter-finals. For English football it is nice that there are three teams in the quarter finals and Liverpool maybe.”