Exclusive: Glossary Of Pep Guardiola's Hand Signals From The Stands
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Pinky in the air
Switch to a 4-4-2.
Making a "W" with arms on top of head
Switch to a 4-2-2-2 Brazilian box.
The "Hook 'Em" sign
Switch to a 4-2-3-1.
Hands spreading apart
Play closer to each other (this is trickery).
Hands gone closer together
Spread out (this is also trickery).
Hand to ear like a telephone
Talk to each other out there boys.
Hands in that thing that makes like the Eiffel Tower or whatever
Play for counterattacks and set pieces.
Hands formed in a triangle
More long shots.
Holding up one finger
Route 1 time, baby.
Switch from a back four to a back three.
Twirling pointer finger in a circle
Switch from short goalkeeper distribution to long goalkeeper distribution.
Use your strength to kick Liverpool off the ball.
Scratching top of head
Switch from a back three to a back four.
Have the striker drop into midfield to better hold possession.
The "I'm watching you" sign, you know the one
Have De Bruyne move up and act as a second striker.
Tapping side of head
Work the ball up to Sterling and Sane on the wings.
Rubbing hands together
Speed the ball movement up.
What time is it?
That motion flight attendants do when telling you how to put your air mask on
Plug the middle of the field to suffocate Liverpool's midfield.
The "snorkel" motion
Try swimming around Liverpool's defense utilizing various nearby bodies of water.
Pointer finger in an upward motion
INVERT THE FULLBACKS EVEN MORE.
Waving arms frantically for emphasis
Stop letting Liverpool score goals, you fools!
The wanker motion
I disagree with your decision, Mr. Referee sir.
Arms doing the shrugging motion
Pass it to Leroy Sane and maybe he'll do something.
Keep possession at any cost.
Hands over eyes
Watch for Liverpool players sneaking up behind you.
Hands over ears
The stadium is too loud the players must be able to communicate.
Shirt covering nose
Kevin de Bruyne has been into the garlic again.
Use the wind to your advantage.
Thumb and forefinger in a circle
Off with his head.
Hand in a fist, on heart
We who are about to die salute you.
Hands straight up on top of head like a shark fin
Tell Sheikh Mansour I need more money for fullbacks.
Arms crossed in an "X"
Sneak a 12th player on the field and see if the ref notices.
Hands circled around eyes like binoculars
Release the Kraken.
Blowing on hands as if they are very cold
Put the sprinklers on in the middle of a game.
That thing where the shadow of your hand is made to look like a dog
Release a dog on to the field.
The "drinky-drinky" motion
Distract the Liverpool players by telling them they may have already won $14.5 million, but they need to call a special hotline RIGHT NOW to claim their prize.
Flapping arms like a bird
Deploy the "Flying V" popularized by the Mighty Ducks movies.
Slapping forehead with palm
The game is over and we have lost.