May 24, 2024

We Can’t Rely on Liverpool to Drop Points; Pep Guardiola insists

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Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City cannot rely on Liverpool to drop points as Premier League title race hots up.

Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, believes his squad has what it takes to keep pace with Liverpool in the Premier League title battle because they have done it before.

This season’s competition is starting to look a lot like the 2018/19 season, when both clubs were neck and neck all season, pushing each other to the wire in extraordinary displays of consistency.

City restored their one-point lead at the top of the table on Wednesday night after win against Brighton.

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“It happened three years ago when we won 14 games in a row to be champions. 

That feeling is there. If we win all the games, we will be the champions. If we drop points we won’t,” Guardiola said.

“Forget about it. Liverpool are going to win all their games,” he said.

“It is one month. Liverpool are one of the best sides in football history. We are facing one of the best sides ever. The players know it. We have faced them, we know. That’s why being there means a lot after winning Premier Leagues in the past.

“We have been in this position [before]. We play against ourselves, our action, our nerves. It is difficult, but at the same time I am sure the players will make the step.”

City will host struggling Watford at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, with a chance to put pressure on Liverpool by opening up a four-point gap – the Reds will then face Everton at home on Sunday.

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