We assess the position of the title race, standings, results, fixtures, team and player stats as well as compare struggling giants…
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his team’s performance in Sunday’s 4-1 derby win over Manchester United showed they remain as hungry for success as ever despite the stellar season. their brand under the Spaniard.
“I’ve said many times that the greatest form of success as a coach is that after winning three Premier Leagues in the last four years, we’re still running and we’re still there to win once. more,” he said after Kevin De Bruyne’s brace. and Riyad Mahrez.
“You can get confused and think as if you’re not who you are. Yet we are humble enough to do it again and again and rise up. After these people have been there for so many years,” he added. .
Guardiola said the last battle for the title with Liverpool, who are six points behind leaders Man City and have a game in hand, was another struggle in a showdown to remember.
“We have the toughest opponent I’ve faced in my career. To fight them (Liverpool) and win titles and trophies with them is the biggest achievement I’ve done. be in his career,” he said.
It’s a title race that looks set to go down the wire.
Sky Sports’ Gary Neville:
“We definitely have a title race whether or not we both get the three points this weekend. Man City will come out against the flying and buzzing United but Liverpool are dangerous and I think they still have their chances. better front players on their team and in the team.
“You look at Mane, Salah, Firmino, Jota and Luis Diaz, Origi – six players are a big threat. Three of them are out of this world. That makes them a real threat coming in. We saw Liverpool win the League Cup last weekend, they had a bit of a tough time.
“You saw Jurgen Klopp’s celebration at the end of the win over West Ham and it speaks for itself. Sir Alex Ferguson will do it sometimes. He will over-celebrate the 1-0 win because he knows them. You could say Liverpool have at home struggled to beat West Ham while Man City have battered United.
“But Liverpool can easily beat United in a few weeks’ time when they’re playing like that. We’ve seen Man City struggle against Tottenham and lose, so there’s a long way to go. We have two. excellent team and have a long way to go.”
How does it stand?