Liverpool legend, John Aldridge, has mocked Manchester City after last week’s Champions League elimination at Real Madrid.
Aldridge wrote for the Sunday World: “So they bottled it again.
“I’ve said, time and again, over the last few years that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are bottlers in the Champions League and they proved me right in embarrassingly graphic fashion on Wednesday night.
“Only they can explain how they lost a tie they were winning 5-3 heading into injury-time, but then we’ve seen it before from them.
“Harsh thought this sounds, they simply can’t take the heat in the Champions League.
“To be honest, part of me was disappointed to see City implode against Real Madrid in the semi-final, as I thought Liverpool would have too much for them psychologically in the final in Paris.
“Yet what we saw from City as they conceded two goals in injury-time at the Bernabeu, and then gave away a penalty to throw away a place in the final of the biggest competition of them all confirmed everything I feel about them.
“They have all the money in the world, and can buy a bench-warmer for £100million in Jack Grealish, yet when push and shove collide in the competition they are so desperate to win, City crack every time.”