Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has sent a title warning message to his player after the most viable title Rivals, Liverpool defeated Chelsea 4-1 on Wednesday, January 31.
A trip to Anfield Stadium ended in an embarrassing result for the Blues. They struggled to contain the free-flowing attacking-minded Liverpool players and paid dearly for their poor performance.
Jota, Conor Bradley, Szoboszlai, and Luis Diaz were all on target in a comfortable trashing of the Blues who only managed to get a consolation goal through Nkunku.
While Chelsea were embarrassed at Anfield, Burley had a day to forget at the Etihad Stadium as they were defeated 3-1 by Pep Guardiola’s side.
Julian Alvarez and Rodrigo were on target for the Cityzens who now sit five points behind the league leaders, Liverpool. The title race is expected to be a battle of the top teams, particularly between the Reds and the Sky Blues sitting at the top of the league table.
Guardiola couldn’t ignore the performance of Jurgen Klopp’s side and was full of praise for them during his post-match conference. The Catalan insisted that it would be difficult for the Reds to drop points at this critical stage, therefore, Manchester City players need to be ready for the challenges ahead.
“When we won a lot of games in a row, we had that feeling that Liverpool would not drop points. Now we see that they are winning comfortably so we have to be ready,” Guardiola said.
“When you see them, every game they are better than the opponent. You can lose games but they are better. I know how strong they are but still, we are there.
“The players know it. We push each other and until the end, we will try to do the same. It’s not just three [teams in the title race], Tottenham and Aston Villa are still there. But my feeling when I see Arsenal playing is they control many aspects of the game,” Guardiola stated.