The Manchester City tactician believes The Reds are playing to create history by winning their maiden Premier League title this season.
Pep Guardiola believes Liverpool would push forward despite their barren run in the Premier League for the 28 years since its inception. Pep believes that Liverpool has the quality in the team and the managerial staff, and hence advised them to continue thriving for it.
Liverpool currently sits at the top of the Premier League and lead Guardiola’s city by a point, with the Citizens at the runners-up position. And Guardiola knows that Liverpool are not going to drop many points this season, given the quality they have at their disposal. So, the former Blaugrana coach knows that he has to be ready and avoid any further slips, after the loss against Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea.
“I don’t know. Liverpool and United are the two biggest clubs in England and 28 years without winning the league are many, many years.
“I would say the position [they are in], with the manager and the players they have, they will be up for the challenge to write their own history.
“For them, it’s so important, but more than that they are a top side, a top team and for the last eight or nine years they are playing really well, so competitive and losing few points.
“They are going to drop very few points, so that’s why we have to be there close to them to catch-up.”
Guardiola, though, has not been experiencing it for the first time. the former Blaugrana coach faced such stern competition from Los Blancos during his reign at the Catalonian club. And the Manchester City head coach perceives this season’s title race to be similar.
For Guardiola, as many as six teams can challenge his side for the title, including Manchester United.
“It’s quite similar [to title race with Real Madrid],” added Guardiola ahead of Saturday’s match against Everton.
“I had that feeling. We just try to win every game to be there and when you are in front to try and keep the momentum.
“The opponents are good, not just Liverpool. I think Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and even Manchester United could make a good run and join us.
“We knew it from the beginning, the level has increased. The feeling we have, everybody has that feeling. It’s not just Manchester City that will have the feeling of [worrying] about dropping points, that’s why everybody is giving extra.”
Manchester City play Everton on Saturday, while Liverpool will host Manchester United for the famous heated derby on Sunday.