Gary Neville has claimed that Pep Guardiola was ‘going mad’ after James Milner wasn’t given a second yellow card during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against Manchester City, as he told Super Sunday on Sky Sports.
In the second half, Milner clearly fouled Bernardo Silva by hanging out his leg when the Man City winger tried to ghost past him.
The on-field referee acknowledged that Milner fouled Silva, hence why he gave the free-kick, but he kept his cards in his pockets because it’s not Christmas yet.
On the touchline, Guardiola started ranting and raving by questioning why a card wasn’t issued.
The £288k-a-week Man City boss (Goal) was making his feelings clear towards the fourth official, who was Mike Dean, but he wasn’t having any of it.
Nonetheless, Neville was reacting from the commentary box to Guardiola’s actions when Milner committed his foul.
“He is going mad,” said Neville. “Still going mad. I think he has got a point. Of course they are (going to get James Milner off).
“He’s gone, Pep Guardiola. He has gone. Absolutely gone. The coat is coming off. It’s heated, in more ways than one.”
It was a tough afternoon for Milner at right-back, in the absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold, with Phil Foden causing him all sorts of problems.
But that perhaps shows the difference between Man City’s squad and Liverpool’s.
Pound for pound, Jurgen Klopp’s XI can match many in the world, but they don’t have the depth that Guardiola has to pick from.