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Manchester City denies mocking Liverpool supporters

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on Wednesday denied mocking supporters after winning the title on Sunday.

A video, which surfaced on the web, showcased City's players and staff singing a parody version of 'Allez Allez Allez' (song adopted by supporters frequently heard at the during 2018-19 campaign).

There were allegations that the parody version mocked as "victims of it all" and that they're "battered on the streets".

Manchester City also denied that the lyrics are related to Reds fan Cox, who was violently attacked outside Anfield prior to last season's win over Roma, or the

"The song in question, which has been a regular chant during the 2018-19 season, refers to the 2018 UEFA final in Kiev," quoted a City as saying.

"Any suggestion that the lyrics relate to Sean Cox or the Hillsborough tragedy is entirely without foundation," the added.

The parody version of 'Allez Allez Allez' also mentions the suffered by Liverpool's in the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

City pipped Liverpool by just one point in the league standings to win the for the second consecutive year. Manchester City finished the season with 98 points whereas Liverpool finished with 97 points.

City faced Brighton in their final league games whereas Liverpool faced Wolves. Both the teams registered wins in their final matches.

Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 whereas Liverpool outclassed Wolves 4-0.

City next faces Watford in on May 18 whereas Liverpool will take on Tottenham Hotspurs in the on June 1.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 16:54 IST