- Manchester City returns to training after their disappointing defeat to Liverpool in the quarterfinal stage of the competition
- The Citizens were beaten 2-1 by Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium as the Reds progress on a 5-1 aggregate
- Meanwhile, the players are yet to get out of the shock as they prepare for yet another cracker against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend
Disappointed Manchester City stars arrived for training on Wednesday morning frustrated after crashing out of the UEFA Champions League championship on Tuesday, April 10.
The Citizens hopes of winning their first European title came to an end after losing 2-1 to Liverpool at the Etihad in the game.
Having lost 3-0 to the Reds in the reverse at Anfield, Pep Guardiola were hoping they could turn the result around to their favour, but they succumbed to superior tactics from the visitors who waited till the second half before they struck.
City went one-goal up in the second minute courtesy of Gabriel Jesus but all their efforts to double their lead in the encounter proved unproductive.
However, two second half goals from red-hot Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino helped seal their progress 5-1 on aggregate after two legs.
Meanwhile, the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan were sighted coming to training the morning after their ouster from the UEFA elite competition in gloomy conditions in their cars fully rolled up.
They appeared in a very downbeat mood as they geared up for training ahead of their Premier League clash with Tottenham on Saturday night.
Pep Guardiola’s men will be desperate to bounce back from their disappointing display in these past seven days after losing three times in just seven days.
After losing 3-0 to Liverpool at Anfield last Wednesday, City were beaten 3-2 by their city rivals, Manchester United in a title deciding game, before conceding two second half goals which crashed them out of the tourney.
But Guardiola's men will be desperate to bounce back emphatically this weekend, when they take on Tottenham at Wembley looking to move a huge step closer to winning the Premier League.
Despite their last weekend’s defeat to the Red Devils at home last weekend, City maintain their leadership on the log with 13 points clear of Jose Mourinho’s men – with six games to the end of this season.
Meanwhile, their opponent for this weekend’s encounter will be hoping to further cement their Champions League spot on the log, ahead of the Premier League champions, Chelsea, who are fifth on the table.
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