Concerns Pep Guardiola's Team Cannot Catch Liverpool
Concerns Pep Guardiola's Team Cannot Catch Liverpool – Liverpool's absolute victory over Crystal Palace made Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola worried. The distance between the two teams in the current standings is still eight points.
Liverpool successfully celebrated seven goals without reply against hosts Crystal Palace in Week 14 of the Premier League at Selhurst Park, Saturday (19/12/2020).
After a while, Manchester City successfully reaped a major victory at home to Southampton, Saturday (19/12/2020). Raheem Sterling's single goal made the team nicknamed The Citizens still have the opportunity to approach Liverpool.
Liverpool, who are in first place with 31 points, are eight points ahead of Manchester City who are in 7th place. However, The Citizens still have one match postponed.
"Okay, more Liverpool games. However, there are many different points. They still have moments in scoring goals," Guardiola told Amazon Prime Sport quoted from the Liverpool Echo.
"They scored seven goals away at Crystal Palace and I saw them play well in the win over Tottenham Hotspur last week," said Guardiola.
Guardiola praised Liverpool's stability, but asked his players to focus on the team. The problem is that Manchester City needs to be fully focused because they stumbled at the start of the season.
"There's no doubt about how good Liverpool are. But, I spoke to some of the players to forget about that," said Guardiola.
"When Ada is in 9th place in the standings, you try next week to rank 8th, then 7th the following week."
“You are trying to progress to the Europa League, then to the Champions League. So on, any situation can take place. We couldn't really concentrate because we lost a few points. It's like football," he said.
Source : bola.com