Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on title rivals Liverpool by suggesting they would win the title in any of Europe's top leagues.
Manchester City are the Reds' closest Premier League rivals, but the respect Pep has for the champions-elect is massive.
He even appeared to concede the title to Jurgen Klopp's side while speaking ahead of an FA Cup tie against Fulham.
"Liverpool obviously will be champions of the Premier League, but they would be champions in Spain, champions in Italy, champions in Germany," Guardiola said.
"They would be champions everywhere after 23 games, 22 victories, one draw.
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"In the recent past when Chelsea won the league, the next season, they didn't qualify for the Champions League, Leicester the same and Chelsea again the same.
"When we won the league we repeated the league.
"In Spain, with the points we have we would be there, one or two points behind the leader, in Germany we would be there, one or two points behind the leader, in Italy as well.
"But Liverpool are just fantastic, phenomenal, overwhelming. So we have to accept it and learn from that."
That's absolutely massive praise. It would be one thing coming from any other Premier League manager, but for that to come from Guardiola - Klopp's closest rival - is unreal.
But, it's almost impossible to argue with what he's saying.
Liverpool would be running away at the top of any league in the world right now. Not only are they capable of winning games comfortably, but also of grinding out results.
We saw that in their latest Premier League fixture against Wolves last week.
Perhaps the one thing Guardiola and Man City can do this season is stop the Reds from going invincible.
The two sides meet at the Etihad on April 4 and there's a very good chance Liverpool will still be unbeaten by then.
Guardiola will surely go all out to ruin Klopp's perfect season, but even he can't deny how 'fantastic, phenomenal and overwhelming' their domestic rivals have been this season.News Now - Sport News