Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was involved in an angry tunnel exchange with Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard after the 1-0 Carling Cup defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
The pair clashed twice, the second particularly fractious, with Gerrard annoyed at Mancini's response to a late tackle by Glen Johnson on Joleon Lescott. However, after Mancini had completed a round of interviews, they had a further, more cordial discussion, although the City chief was clearly not a happy man.
"Steven Gerrard can say what he wants," said Mancini. "I said what I think. That is what I am used to doing. It is not important what Steven Gerrard or the other players have said."
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