Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola will escape sanction from the Football Association, FA, for his provocative goal celebration in front of Liverpool’s Konstantinos Tsimikas during their 4-1 win at the Etihad on Saturday, ESPN reports.

Guardiola reacted to Julian Alvarez’s equalizer in the first half, by appearing to taunt Liverpool substitute Tsimikas as he walked past.

The City boss also tried to shake the hand of Tsimikas’s fellow substitute, Arthur Melo.

But it was his actions with Tsimikas that led to Guardiola being criticised by supporters and former players after the game.

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When asked about it after the game, Guardiola said:

“I’m so sorry. Ask him if I lack respect.

“I celebrated the goal – you think it was a lack of respect? Ah, sorry.”

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