Pep Guardiola hails ’awesome’ Liverpool

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Pep Guardiola is ready to welcome back Liverpool to European football’s top table next season, with the club set to feature in the Champions League for the first time since 2010, while he has praised recent performances from the Premier League leaders as ‘awesome’.

Liverpool have climbed to the summit of the Premier League with only six games remaining this season and, barring a something of a miracle, will at the very least confirm their place in top level European competition for next season.

Brendan Rodgers has sparked something of a revolution at Anfield since he was appointed as the successor to Kenny Dalglish in the summer of 2012, with Liverpool playing an attacking brand of football like no other side in the division.

Luis Suarez has scored 29 times in the league this season, while English youngsters Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling have flourished under the tutelage of their manager. Steven Gerrard, meanwhile, has showed that he still has plenty to offer in the twilight of his career having dropped into a deeper midfield role.

And Guardiola has certainly been impressed by what he has seen from Liverpool, while is buoyed by the prospect of a club of such sizeable standing returning to the level at which they belong.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the Bayern Munich manager said: “I am happy Liverpool are coming back this season because they are playing awesome and deserve to be there.”

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