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Man City boss Guardiola insists Liverpool had 'no beers in their blood'

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City's win over Liverpool wasn't down to the champions' hangover.

City handed Liverpool the title last week by losing to Chelsea, but found some sort of redemption with an emphatic 4-0 win at the Etihad on Thursday.

And Guardiola thinks the result was more about his side playing well than Liverpool's apathy.

"We beat the champions, an extraordinary team. We are brave to play, they are brave to play," said Guardiola.

"My team I like every single game. We tried to play football, take risks. The best team I have ever faced in my life at high pressing.

"We had the courage to play in the small spaces.

"It is important. I saw the guard of honour, how they work inside, how focused they were. They didn't even say thank you because they were focused.

"They drank a lot of beers this week but they arrived here with no beers in their blood which is why I give us a lot of credit."

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