Pep Guardiola gives verdict on Liverpool FC, Man City in title race

Man City boss Pep Guardiola rules out the Citizens catching Liverpool FC in the Premier League title race

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola (Photo: The Sport Review)

Pep Guardiola says it’s no longer realistic to expect Manchester City to catch Liverpool FC in the Premier League title race.

Liverpool FC were 3-0 winners against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon to open up their lead over Manchester City to 14 points ahead of the Manchester derby.

The defending Premier League champions then slumped to a 2-1 loss to Manchester United at The Etihad after goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial sealed three points for the Red Devils.

Manchester City have failed to win three of their last five Premier League games to allow Liverpool FC to extend their lead to a commanding 14 points at the top of the table.

Liverpool FC were 3-1 winners against Manchester City at Anfield in their Premier League meeting last month to lay down a marker in this season’s title race.

Speaking at his post-match media conference after Manchester City’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United in the derby at The Etihad, Guardiola ruled out the defending champions catching Liverpool FC in the title race.

“It’s not time to think about this. We think about the next game, but it’s unrealistic to think about it, to catch up, it doesn’t matter if we are six, seven, 14, 25 points, we have to continue,” Guardiola said.

“We are a fantastic team, we play so good.”

Liverpool FC could extend their lead over Manchester City to 17 points when the Merseyside outfit take on bottom-of-the-table Watford in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Manchester City aren’t in action until Sunday evening when the Eastlands outfit will make the trip to the English capital to face Arsenal at The Emirates.

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