Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his side’s performance in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool gave him “one of the most special days in his life”.
six domestic titles and four cups in his stellar career.
But he said he took as much pleasure from the way City responded to the “sadness” of their midweek Champions League exit in Monaco.
“I am so proud,” he said. “This is one of the most special days of my life.”
He added: “We lived a tough two days after being out of Champions League. We were sad.
“Liverpool had all week to prepare and they always fight until the last moment.
“That is why I am so happy. More than ever I am willing to help the club take the next step forward over the next years if they want to stay with me.”