Manchester City's Pep Guardiola, coaching staff spat at during Liverpool clash - source

Steve Nicol claims Man City beat Liverpool in the title race after a 2-2 draw. (1:22).
Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City backroom team were abused at Sunday's 2-2 Premier League draw at Liverpool, according to a City source.

Champions City moved up to third place, just behind Liverpool. This was after Kevin De Bruyne's goal in the 81st minutes claimed a point. Liverpool had previously taken the lead twice through Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah.

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Guardiola called for Liverpool to pursue any person found guilty of the incident.

Guardiola stated, "They [the staff] told us, but I didn’t see it," "There are people like these in every club. Some people can't control emotions.

"I'm pretty certain Liverpool FC will take action against this person. Liverpool is more than this behavior, I am certain.

"They will definitely investigate it. As they did with our bus. It's always a pleasure to visit Anfield."

Liverpool confirmed that they are investigating the incident.

The City visits to Anfield were previously affected by crowd disorder. In April 2018, the bus carrying the team was attacked by fans on its way to Anfield.

The bus' windows were broken by stones and beer bottles, and the players and staff of the City had to be pushed to the ground and placed between the seats in order to prevent injury.