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Man City boss Guardiola turns Sterling question into Liverpool slate: Milner could've been honest!

Pep Guardiola is still bitter about the penalty Liverpool won against his side in the Champions League last season.

Guardiola was asked about Raheem Sterling refusing to admit he tripped over the grass when the side were awarded a penalty against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night.

But Pep turned the question around on James Milner and the incident against Liverpool instead.

The Spanish coach said after the game: "He [Sterling] could do that [admit the mistake].

"But last season Liverpool… Milner could say that the pass to the second goal in the 44th minute it was a legal goal.

"But Mateu Lahoz didn't want to concede that goal, so that's why it happened, but he [Sterling] could do that, yes.

"We don't like to score a goal in that situation but [Sterling] didn't realise.

"The referee at the end realised. The Spanish referee Mateu Lahoz, he realised, he didn't want to concede.

"But in that situation [Sterling] didn't realise because he wanted to chip, caught the grass, goes down, it's not a penalty."

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