While Pep is blaming the ref for his predicament, his player had other reasons.

Bernardo Silva sends message to Uefa after Man City's Champions League exit

Bernardo Silva called on Uefa to introduce VAR into the Champions League next season after Manchester City crashed out to Liverpool in controversial circumstances. The Portuguese saw team-mate Leroy Sane have a goal wrongly ruled out for offside, which would have left the match finely poised at 3-2 to Liverpool on aggregate. After Pep Guardiola was sent to the stands for his frustrated reaction to the poor refereeing decision, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scored two second-half goals to dump City out 5-1.

While Silva was happy with his team’s efforts, he also asked for Uefa to bring in rule changes for next season’s competition. ‘Thank you all for the support and amazing atmosphere tonight! We gave everything we could so no regrets,’ he posted on Instagram.


‘Next year we’ll be back to try again! Congratulations to @liverpoolfc and good luck on the semi finals. Now let’s go win the premier league and end the season with a title. ‘Ps: @championsleague could you guys start using the VAR next season? It might be useful 🤔.’

So much for being a sore loser you had think.