Both managers have urged supporters to behave ahead of the upcoming Premier League clash between Man city and Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola has called on Merseyside police to ensure no repeat of the 2018 attack on Manchester City’s bus when they face off with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday in the league.
City’s bus was damaged when making its way to the ground for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie against the Reds, which Liverpool won 3-0.
This week, a poster circulated on social media in which fans were encouraged to “greet” Guardiola ahead of the top-of-the-table Premier League clash.
And Guardiola urged police to make sure his team arrive without incident.
“No. Hopefully it will not happen again, so the police knew about [it] for the Champions League game before hand and did nothing,” he said.
“I don’t know what they are planing on doing, hopefully it will be an incredible game at Anfield for the League and for the world.
“That is certainly what we want.It’s not going to happen, the same that happened two seasons ago when we arrive, which was more than one bottle.”
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp issued a similar message, calling on fans to provide vociferous vocal backing in the stands but not to engage in “senseless” acts.
“I’m a big believer of fan power – in the stadium. That’s completely different. [The coach incident] was a senseless thing,” Klopp said.
“If somebody at Man City is concerned still, then it’s our fault. Not that we did it together, we all didn’t throw the bottle or whatever it was, but it was one of us. That’s why we are responsible.
“All of us have to make sure that something like this never repeats itself. It’s long ago and since then nothing has happened. I don’t think it was Man City specific.
“After the punishment we got, we haven’t had a similar situation – the positive outcome of something like this.
“Actually, we used to enjoy that [the coach welcome], when we come in, it’s impressive. It’s a nice part of football, but if you overstep the line then it’s not allowed that you do it anymore.
“That’s how it is. I wish I could say it wouldn’t happen again but certainly I can’t. But what I can say is we will do everything to make sure it never happens again.
“Everybody agrees to feel this responsibility that it won’t happen again. That’s why I say – go in the stadium, nothing to do outside, have your food, go in, wait for the team, we will come, let’s make a pretty special game of it.”