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Pep: I'm Not A Greenkeeper

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has responded to claims that the club deliberately kept the grass long at the Etihad Stadium to hinder Liverpool's style of play.
 
 
The Reds suffered their first defeat of the Premier League this season after going down 2-1 to the Citizens last week Thursday, which saw their lead at the top cut to four points.
 
There were claims that the grass at the stadium was not as short as usual, which some believe had an effect on the way Jurgen Klopp's troops play.
 
"I am not a greenkeeper. I never did (request longer grass)," Guardiola told reporters, according to Sky Sports.
 
"So Liverpool want to play quick, we want to play quicker. So never, never we manipulate it.
 
"Always we try to put water [on the pitch], here it is not necessary because of the weather conditions and it rains a lot. But I would not suspect that, never, never. We want to try to put the field, always in my career as a manager, in the best conditions for both teams.
 
"I never made a trick about that. Normally when this kind of thing happens, in the end, I don't know if this is karma or something like that, it always punishes you. So you have to do the best for the opponent for the game, you have to respect our game and our rules.
 
"Win the game on the pitch, with the rules for everybody."
 
 
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