Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed three teams that can give his team a run for the money for the Premier League title. The Sky Blues are currently in the second position with 23 points in nine matches, one behind table-toppers Arsenal.
The Spanish manager feels Liverpool, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur are three teams that can put pressure on the Cityzens.
While Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have got off to a decent start in the season, Liverpool has mustered only 10 points in eight matches.
However, Guardiola, who led City to glory in the previous season, believes a lot of matches are still to be played and the Reds can bounce back stronger in the rest of the season.
Pep Guardiola said via HITC Sport: “A fact is a contender, Tottenham will be there, Chelsea and Liverpool as well. What happened the previous seasons, Liverpool, Jurgen [Klopp] might not see it now, but always I see them as a contender.
“If two months left. I’d say maybe too late. Just one-quarter of the season. Lots of games to play, many things can happen.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool and Manchester City had pushed each other in the previous season and they will look to give their best.
Erling Haaland has scored 20 goals in 12 matches across all competitions for Manchester City and he has been unstoppable for the opposition.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels no team can compete with Manchester City as they have a potent team.
“Nobody can compete with City,” the Liverpool manager told his pre-match press conference. “You have the best team in the world and you put in the best striker on the market. No matter what it costs, you just do it. “City won’t like it, nobody will like it, but you know the answer.”
City and Liverpool will face each other on Sunday.