City took a giant step towards the title at the weekend.
Liverpool could only draw to Tottenham on Saturday evening meaning Guardiola’s men could go three points clear with a win against Newcastle.
They did just that with an emphatic 5-0 victory. Three points clear and four goals better off in terms of goal difference.
It was a massive weekend for City and one they desperately needed after the heartbreak against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
After the match, Guardiola was understandably in a buoyant mood. However, in his post-match interview with beIN Sports, he appeared pretty spiky when asked about Liverpool.
He claimed that everyone wanted Jurgen Klopp’s side to win the league – and even alluded to their lack of league titles.
“Everyone in this country supports Liverpool – the media and everyone,” he claimed.
“Liverpool have an incredible history in European competitions. Not in Premier League – they’ve won one in 30 years.”
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When asked “do you really believe the whole nation wants Liverpool to win the league?” he replied: “Liverpool alongside United are the most important teams in history in terms of title and legacies. But I don’t care if people want Liverpool to win more than us. Maybe there are more people around the world and England support Liverpool more than us.”
Following their win over Newcastle, City know that seven points from their final three matches will guarantee another league title.
They face trips to Wolves and West Ham before hosting Aston Villa on the final day of the campaign.
All those that do want Liverpool to win the title will be praying Man City slip up between now and the final day of the season but, right now, it’s very much their title to lose.