Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has said even if Liverpool is unstoppable, he still thinks his team will be a factor in the EPL title race.
After a loss vs Wolves before the international break, Man City are now 8 points behind the Anfield club with even a wider gap to come back from than the 7-point deficit they overcame last year to win the title.
Pep agrees that Liverpool’s dominance is clear but it is still too early to hand them the league.
His words, “I don’t believe in that kind of thing, every season is different,” he told the media ahead of Saturday’s game with the Eagles.
“In sport the only way to do well is to stay in the present. I’m not setting any points targets or objectives at this stage.
“In April and May you can do that but what we are facing is an opponent who are unstoppable right now. Liverpool are champions of Europe and haven’t lost once in eight games.
“We’ll just have to try and do what we can, we have 50 games left in all competitions. I’m not concerned about being the guy who thinks he’s going to win every Premier League for the rest of his life.
“Of course, I still want to win, and I still believe we are contenders, but there is a long way to go and all sorts of dynamics, momentums and injuries still to happen. If we don’t win I will say congratulations to the team that does.
“What Liverpool are doing is fantastic but Chelsea and Arsenal are also getting better. The level is rising all the time.”
“The broadcasters are the bosses, it is not about us,”
“We have lots of meetings with people but nothing changes. The system does not protect the players.
“All I can do between the two games (Wolves away on December 27 and Sheffield United at home on December 29) is to tell my players to get inside the fridge.”