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Liverpool legend Aldridge brands Pep mind games 'quite pathetic'

Liverpool legend John Aldridge has taken aim at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola ahead of Sunday's big game.

Aldridge wrote for the Liverpool Echo: "Pep Guardiola couldn't wait to ramp up the so-called mind games ahead this Sunday's huge game at Anfield, could he?

"His own players would still have been warming down after their own hard-fought win over Southampton when, having been asked simply about Liverpool's late comeback at Aston Villa, he went straight in on Sadio Mane and labelled him a 'diver'.

"Was I surprised? Not really.

"It shows you that he and Manchester City as a club are thinking about Liverpool an awful lot at the moment.

"For him to then come out straight after the game and talk about Mane 'diving' was quite pathetic, I thought.

"He's definitely trying a bit of gamesmanship to try and influence the official in charge of the game at Anfield."

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