Bernardo Silva has hit out at Liverpool fans on social media following Man City’s Champions League exit.
Pep Guardiola’s men suffered a shock 3-1 defeat to Lyon in Saturday’s quarter-final, despite being heavy favourites to advance to the next round.
Subsequently, Liverpool fans, who have grown a rivalry with City due to their close encounters in the Premier League, could not help but gloat at the Manchester club’s misfortune.
And it appears some Reds supporters got on the wrong side of Silva!
After tweeting about the disappointing end to the 2019/20 campaign, the Portugal midfielder dubbed Liverpool fans ‘pathetic’.
He said: “The 2019/2020 season has ended for us in a very disappointing way. To all the fans, we’re sorry for this frustrating season.
“The only thing we can promise is that in 2020/2021 we’ll fight a lot to do much better and get back to winning important things for you guys!
“And to all Liverpool fans that have nothing else to do than to come to a Man City player account, I’m also sorry for you but for the wrong reasons… pathetic… go celebrate your titles, or try to find a partner, drink a beer with a friend, read a book… so many options!”
Man City beat Liverpool to the 2018/19 Premier League title by one point, but Jurgen Klopp’s side ended that campaign with a sixth Champions League trophy.
Liverpool got their revenge the following season by winning a first top-flight title in 30 years with a whopping 18-point margin over City.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk appeared to respond to Silva’s tweet by solely tweeting a smiley emoji while tagging the Reds’ official account.
He quickly deleted the tweet, before posting the same picture, with another one, as the caption read: “Working hard!! #LFCPreSeason.”
Meanwhile, Kevin De Bruyne believes City are close to cracking the Champions League despite another premature exit.
“It’s a little bit of a shame because we had good hopes to do well this year,” said the Belgium playmaker, who had given City hope at the Jose Alvalade Stadium when he made it 1-1 on 69 minutes.
“I don’t think we are far away. At this level it’s small details and here the difference was we made mistakes and they scored, and the chances we created we didn’t score (from). That’s the minimal difference.
“In the first half, we didn’t play the way we usually do. We didn’t create enough, we didn’t find the chances.
“In the second half we played much better, we created many chances, but the main difference was that they had two chances in the second half and they scored two goals.”