Cape Town - Pep Guardiola admits Liverpool are an
extraordinary team and that they motivate him to improve Manchester City
in every way possible.
City's three-match Premier League winning run came to an end when
they were held to a 2-2 draw by Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium on
Liverpool's incredible season continued as they took care of
Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday to move 16 points clear of
the Citizens at the top of the standings with a game in hand.
Jurgen Klopp's side have dropped just two points in 2019-2020, with
13 straight league victories since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Red Devils
held them to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on October 20 last year.
Although Liverpool's players and management are refusing to talk
about it, it would take a seismic implosion for the trophy not to head
to Merseyside in May to give the Reds their first top-tier title in 30
Guardiola gave reporters his feelings on the side that are likely to
replace them as champions on Monday and stressed that his charges must
learn to tighten up between now and the end of the campaign.
"We can't deny Liverpool are extraordinary," he said. "But everyday I live thinking about what we can do better.
"Some games are good, we concede few. We have scored more than
Liverpool. I don't have stats here but we concede more chances and drop
Next up for City is Tuesday's trip to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield
United, with the boss stating that he has been "impressed" with how
Chris Wilder's team have adapted to life in the top flight.
The Blades sit seventh in the table, with 33 points from 23 games
played, when most pundits backed them for relegation before a ball had
been kicked in anger this season.
- TeamTalk Media