Guardiola apologizes if Liverpool fans took offense to chant

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Pep Guardiola is defending his players after a video surfaced showing Manchester City stars singing a song interpreted by some as taking shots at tragic moments in Liverpool history.

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Guardiola apologizes for any offense that Liverpool supporters have felt, but says that the club wouldn’t have dreamt of making a connection between opponents being “battered in the streets” and last year’s attack on Liverpool fan Sean Cox by Roma supporters or the Hillsborough disaster.

Obviously, those incidents would sit in the forefront of the runners-up’ minds when seeing the video.

“It was not what people say, if you could imagine what this tragedy about, all the Liverpool people,” he said. “We were happy for ourselves not because of the others. If someone was offended I’m sorry, I apologize. We celebrated for ourselves. To win the Premier League is difficult against an incredible contender.”

On the field side, City is preparing for a possible domestic treble. Guardiola’s men need to beat Watford at Noon on Saturday in the FA Cup Final. What will it mean if they do it? Our own Joe Prince-Wright weighs in here.