Pep Guardiola

Liverpool one of the strongest I faced – Pep Guardiola

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes title rivals Liverpool are one of the strongest teams he has ever faced.

Guardiola’s Manchester City are two points behind Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool but have a game in hand, Liverpool leapfrogged Man City for the top spot on Sunday after beating Tottenham 2-1 at home. Manchester City will be playing relegation-threatened Cardiff City at home on Wednesday to reclaim their top spot.

Story?

In his pre-match press conference Pep Guardiola made his feeling known regarding their Premier League title challengers.

“They are one of the strongest teams I have faced,” he told Sky Sports.

“Liverpool have everything. They have good tactics, they have great defensive strength, they have very good high pressing and they have a very good counter-attack.

“They had some problems with their positional play before, but that has improved a lot too. Liverpool has everything. That’s why it’s so close.”

Afterthought!

Guardiola’s has managed two great clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich. While managing those two giant clubs he faced many great teams like Real Madrid, Dortmund and some other great teams in the Champions League. Showering praise on Klopp’s man underlines the progress Liverpool has made under their German boss.

Reflecting on Spaniard’s comments on Liverpool it is right to say that Liverpool is one of the best teams in the world football at the moment and only improved on their last season’s performances.

What’s Next?

Manchester City faces Cardiff City at home on Wednesday night and won’t be in Premier League this weekend as they have their FA Cup duties. While Liverpool will be playing Southampton on Friday night in the Premier League.

Manchester City has already won two trophies this season, Community Shield and League Cup. They are in semi-finals of FA Cup, quarter-finals of Champions League and two points behind in the Premier League with a game in hand.

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