Cape Town - Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan regrets the
Premier League champions' dropped points but remains confident they can still
catch up to Liverpool.
City and Liverpool went toe-to-toe for the title last
season, with Pep Guardiola's men just coming out on top as the race went to the
very last day of the season.
However, Liverpool are well and truly in the box seat in
this campaign after winning all eight of their matches this season, while City
have lost two and drawn one.
It means Jurgen Klopp's side are eight points ahead already
and City will have it all to do to catch them.
However, they can take hope from the fact that it is still
very early days in the season and a lot can happen between now and the end of
Liverpool also squandered a similar kind of lead last season
and Gundogan says City will do all they can to make up the lost ground and
"It's quite early in the season and there are still a
lot of points to play for, but if we want to speak about the Premier League
title, we have to hope Liverpool will drop points," he said.
"That's a fact we can't be happy with and we aren't.
But there is nothing else to do but make it better in the next game, which is
"We have to play better, the 11 on the pitch, and do
much better than we did on Sunday."
City slipped to a shock 2-0 home defeat against Wolves on Sunday
and have also lost 3-2 at Norwich added to a draw with Tottenham.
City also have to play Liverpool twice and those games are
going to crucial if they are to make up the points difference and retain the
Premier League title.
- TeamTalk Media