Football Today: Liverpool might be best team in world – Guardiola
Pep Guardiola: Liverpool might be the best team in world right now, says Man City boss
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“Man City chasing the best team in the Europe” – Guardiola
Pep Guardiola says that the Manchester City have to “accept” that title rivals Liverpool could be the “best team in the world right now”.
Defending champions City, who beat the Southampton 3-1 on Sunday and go into Thursday home game against the Liverpool seven points adrift of to the Reds.
“The problem is that other team is fantastic,” Guardiola.
“[Liverpool are] maybe the best team in Europe or the world right now and in the top form.”
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While City have suffered defeats against Chelsea and Crystal Palace and Leicester in December, Liverpool have won all the seven league games which they have played.
They ended 2018 in their style, beating Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield to briefly go with the 10 points clear of the City.
Speaking about Liverpool ability, Guardiola added: “You have to accept it. All we can do is do our job and play our games, after that we will see.”
In addition to their dominant position in the league, Liverpool have a recent edge over City because they knocked the Blues out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals last season.
If the Reds were to win on Thursday, they would restore their 10-point cushion and become the favourites to win the first league title since 1990.
City captain Vincent Kompany said that the game against the league leaders is the type of match “you live for”.
“Our pride has been hurt over recent weeks but we have everything to play for it. It depends on us,” Kompany told Sky Sports.
“Every living soul that comes into the stadium has to be ready to fight and give it to them [Liverpool] and we should be able to pull out the everything of the locker for that game.”