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An agitated Pep Guardiola was spotted geeing up the Liverpool crowd after Phil Foden’s disallowed goal – and according to fans at the game, he was heard shouting ‘This is Anfield’.

After an action-packed first half, it looked like reigning Premier League champions Manchester City had taken the lead when Foden fired home from close range.

But in dramatic fashion, VAR spotted Erling Haaland’s shirt-pull on Fabinho in the build-up and, much to the dismay of Guardiola, Foden’s effort was ruled out.

The Spaniard threw his arms in the air in disbelief and paced the touchline before winding up fans nearby.

As you can see in the footage below, Guardiola whipped up the Anfield crowd with some sarcastic waving of his arms – a gesture that sparked some wild scenes in the terraces.

But things soon turned ugly, according to Daily Mail reporter Jack Gaughan, who says Manchester City are alleging that coins were thrown at Guardiola in the aftermath of the disallowed goal.

In fact, City are set to complain to the Premier League after their manager was targeted with coins thrown from the crowd, say The Telegraph.

After the full-time whistle, Guardiola confirmed that coins were thrown at him on the touchline.

“Next time they will do it better,” he said. “They didn’t get me. They tried but didn’t get me. They got it on the coach years ago but not this time.”

He added on the disallowed goal: “This is Anfield. The referee spoke with my assistants and said he’s not going to make fouls unless they’re clear, all game was play on play on play on… except the goal, we scored and after it’s not play on.”

Away from the Guardiola incident and City were left to rue missed chances when Alisson spotted Man of the Match Mohamed Salah, who turned last man Joao Cancelo with a sublime piece of movement.

The Egyptian forward then converted past an onrushing Ederson with a cool finish.

One fan commented on the piece of play, saying: “Salah spinning Cancelo is football heritage at this point,” while another wrote: “Salah just completely mugged off Cancelo there.”

A goal that sums up a game that will go down as one of the best of the season. How good is this?

A Football Association probe will likely take place if the coin-throwing incident is reported to referee Anthony Taylor.