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Pep Guardiola says Liverpool is City’s biggest title challenger

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The manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, thinks that Liverpool will continue to pose the greatest threat to his team’s championship defense in the Premier League.

On Sunday at Anfield, tenth-placed Liverpool will play host to second-placed City. The Reds sit 13 points behind Guardiola’s team.

The standings are now headed by Arsenal, with Antonio Conte’s Tottenham finishing third, three points behind City.

On Friday, Guardiola said Liverpool “always have been” City’s primary championship challengers.

With 10 games remaining, he said, “If you posed that question, I would say I don’t believe Liverpool can reach the top of the league.”

“However, given our current circumstances and the World Cup, everything is possible.

“I am aware of their caliber. I don’t anticipate anything different since it’s always been a challenging game.

Liverpool won the 2019–20 season by 18 points over City, who had won four of the last five Premier League championships.

When City came from behind to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 last season to deprive Jurgen Klopp’s team of the Premier League championship and a shot at the “quadruple,” the Reds forced the game to extra time twice in prior seasons.

In the final, Liverpool had more shots, possession, and everything else, yet they lost. At the time, Liverpool was vying for four significant English football trophies.

“Things may happen. This is the same squad same boss.

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It is a feature of the tournament itself. I analyze as a team, never looking at excellent or negative times since I always hope for the best.

According to Klopp, the championship might be decided in this weekend’s game, but “not with us.”

The Liverpool manager said, “Of course, in the seasons when we were both sprinting away, they enabled us to keep going, but this season is definitely different.”

While Klopp has been in charge at Anfield for seven years, Guardiola has spent more than £500 million in only a year less.

And the German claims that Liverpool must find other means to compete as they cannot equal City in the transfer market.

Klopp said, “Nobody can match with City in that.”

“You have the best squad in the world, and no matter the cost, you bring in Erling Haaland, the best striker available.

How does Liverpool operate? They can’t behave like us. It cannot be done. Three football teams in the world have complete financial freedom. They are free to act whatever they like, even though everything is legal.

We must examine it and declare, “We need that, we require that, and we must look here and make it younger, and here is a potential, and here is a talent.

What you need to do is that. And the two of you are rivals. So you have to go up against them. So it’s like it’s not even an issue for me.

There is no ceiling for this club, according to Newcastle’s sports director Dan Ashworth, I’ve just learned. Yes, he is entirely correct. Newcastle has no limit on its growth. Congratulations. Other clubs, however, have ceilings.

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