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Broady: City one of the best sides in the world

Liam Broady says Manchester City are among the best in world football and has put that down to the influence that Pep Guardiola has had at the club.

The Stockport-born tennis star was part of our Matchday Live panel for our final Premier League game before the World Cup break against Brentford.

City were beaten 2-1 by the Bees on the day, as striker Ivan Toney netted a brace at the Etihad Stadium, either side of a wonderful strike from Phil Foden.

Result aside, the 28-year-old stated that as long as Pep Guardiola was at the helm, City’s ‘golden generation’ of football would continue to flourish under his guidance.

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“It’s amazing. I think we’re going through a bit of a golden generation here as City fans,” he said.

“Obviously, growing up, having seen City previously, it’s just incomparable. We’re one of the best, if not the best, football playing clubs in the world.

“And for that to be at Man City is incredible.

“Hopefully this goes on for another 100 or 200 years but I’m just grateful as long as Pep’s here.

“Even after a tough loss, we still see good football and see some of the best players in the world playing at the Etihad Stadium.”

With the tennis calendar being particularly challenging for the players, Broady’s love for City has never wavered with him making it to the Etihad as much as time allows.

Despite being brought up in a household full of Manchester United fans, he says his sister, Naomi, was the reason behind him supporting the Blues.

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“It’s tough with the tennis to get to games, but I’ve tried to make an effort for the last six to nine months to come more, I absolutely love it,” he added.

“My family are historically [Manchester] United fans.

“My dad’s never been that into football and being from Stockport there’s a large City following there, so at school there were a lot of Blues.

“My eldest sisters were both City fans and when I was six years old, my sister Naomi made me sign a contract saying I’d always be a City fan lifelong, so it’s quite a legally binding one to be honest! Ever since then I’ve been a big City fan."

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