Metropolis overtook Liverpool on the prime of the league after their sensational 6-Zero thrashing of Chelsea, however the Reds nonetheless have a recreation in hand
Pep Guardiola insists Liverpool are nonetheless favourites for the Premier League title regardless of Manchester City’s 6-0 demolition of Chelsea on Sunday.
The champions regained their place on the prime of the desk with a efficiency to ship shivers down Liverpool spines.
Sergio Aguero bagged one more hat-trick, Raheem Sterling netted twice and Ilkay Gundagon acquired in on the act to inflict Chelsea’s heaviest defeat in Premier League historical past.
Nevertheless, Guardiola doesn’t make Metropolis front-runners within the title race, as a result of the Reds are degree on factors with a recreation in hand.
“We’ve nonetheless performed yet another recreation and Liverpool are nonetheless favourites,” the Metropolis boss instructed talkSPORT.
“If they win all of their games, they will be champions.
“All we can do is win our games. So I think it the end it’s going to be tight, and [we can] try it in that way.
“Of course, it’s really important [to be top]. After Newcastle, everybody said seven points, we had Arsenal and Chelsea [coming up], but after Liverpool didn’t win against Leicester it gave us one more chance.”
Liverpool’s recreation in hand come towards a resurgent Manchester United at Previous Trafford in two weeks’ time, whereas Metropolis play Chelsea once more within the Carabao Cup remaining.
In the meantime, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is beneath immense strain after his aspect conceded an astonishing ten objectives of their final two away video games.
And Sarri issued an apology to the Chelsea followers, who’re but to witness a single objective on the street in 2019.
He mentioned: “I’m doing my greatest and I’m attempting to get the gamers to do their greatest however for the time being I can solely express regret as a result of within the final three away matches we performed very badly.”