Man City will give Liverpool guard of honour, says Guardiola

VIDEO SHOWS: EXTERIORS OF MANCHESTER CITY'S ETIHAD STADIUM, STILL PHOTOGRAPHS OF WHEN SWANSEA CITY GAVE MANCHESTER CITY A GUARD OF HONOUR IN 2018, AERIAL OF ETIHAD STADIUM, SOUNDBITES FROM MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, RECENT MANCHESTER CITY TRAINING FOOTAGE, LIVERPOOL FANS CELEBRATING AFTER THEIR TEAM WON THE PREMIER LEAGUE

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - FEBRUARY 19, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. MANCHESTER CITY'S ETIHAD STADIUM

2. ETIHAD STADIUM SIGN

3. EXTERIORS OF STADIUM

4. STADIUM SIGN

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - APRIL 22, 2018) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)

5. THREE STILL PHOTOGRAPHS OF MANCHESTER CITY RECEIVING A GUARD OF HONOUR FROM SWANSEA CITY AFTER WINNING THE 2017-18 PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 25, 2020) (MANCHESTER CITY HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL)

6. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING:

"We are going to do the guard of honour of course. We were sure always we'll receive Liverpool when they came to our house in an incredible way, they cannot complain and of course we are going to do it because they deserve it."

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MAY 20, 2020) (UK POOL - ACCESS ALL)

7. AERIAL OF MANCHESTER CITY'S ETIHAD STADIUM

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 25, 2020) (MANCHESTER CITY HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL)

8. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING:

"I'm incredibly excited for this part of the season and the next one and after we will see. So, I'm incredibly satisfied to be in this club to try to do our best and now at this time I don't want to think too much far away, I just think the short term. Now is Sunday. I want to recover, leave the players that can recover as (much as) possible because it was so demanding playing that last 15-20 minutes (against Chelsea) 10 against 11. Now a tough game away against Newcastle and that is what I have to be focused."

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 7, 2020) (CITYTV - DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO)

9. MANCHESTER CITY FORWARD, LEROY SANE AT TRAINING

10. MANCHESTER CITY STRIKER, SERGIO AGUERO (BACK TO CAMERA) TRAINING

11. MANCHESTER CITY MIDFIELDER, PHIL FODEN JOGGING

12. SANE TRAINING / MANCHESTER CITY MIDFIELDER, DAVID SILVA JOGGING

13. SILVA PASSING BALL TO AGUERO WHO PLACES THE BALL INTO A SMALL GOAL

14. AGUERO PASSING BALL TO FODEN WHO HAS A SHOT

15. BALL GOING INTO NET

16. MANCHESTER CITY DEFENDER, AMYERIC LAPORTE PASSING BALLS, DEFENDER, NICOLAS OTAMENDI (PINK BIB) STANDING BEHIND HIM

17. MANCHESTER CITY STRIKER, GABRIEL JESUS AT TRAINING

18. MANCHESTER CITY WINGER, RAHEEM STERLING PLACING BALL INTO A SMALL GOAL BEFORE RUNNING

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 25, 2020) (MANCHESTER CITY HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL)

19. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING:

"In sport you have to live in the future, and the next, and the next but never, never you have to make a little bit one eye to what you have done. Don't forget we are an incredible club, incredible organisation and what you have to do is learn. So, I think we know the reason why we suffer this season and we're going to try to solve it next season."

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 25, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

20. FANS LIFTING UP REPLICA PREMIER LEAGUE TROPHY

21. VARIOUS OF FANS CHANTING

22. LIVERPOOL FLAG, FIREWORKS

23. FANS CHANTING

24. WOMAN WAVING LIT FLARE

25. VARIOUS OF FANS OUTSIDE KOP-END SIDE OF ANFIELD

STORY: Manchester City will give newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool a guard of honour when the teams meet at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday (July 2), manager Pep Guardiola has said.

Liverpool ended their 30-year wait for a top-flight title when last season's champions City were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea last week, handing the Merseyside club an unassailable 23-point lead at the top of the table.

Liverpool's first match since being confirmed as champions is at City's stadium and Guardiola said his players would pay tribute to Juergen Klopp's title-winning side.

Guardiola's team received the same honour from Swansea City when they won the league in 2018.

The 49-year-old added that he was already looking forward to helping City come back stronger next season.

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