Manchester City will form a guard of honour for new champions Liverpool when the sides meet next Thursday, manager Pep Guardiola has said.

Liverpool will travel to Manchester on Thursday with a 23-point lead over second-placed City.

The reds ended their own 30-year quest for a league title this week.

City lost to Chelsea last Thursday and Guardiola feels it would be sporting to pay tribute to Jurgen Klopp’s men.

According to him "Of course we are going to do it, said Guardiola. We are going to do the guard of honour of course.

"Always we receive Liverpool when they come to our house in an incredible way. They cannot complain and of course we are going to do it because they deserve it."

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