City overtook Liverpool at the top of the league after their sensational 6-0 thrashing of Chelsea, but the Reds still have a game in hand
Pep Guardiola insists Liverpool are still favourites for the Premier League title despite Manchester City’s 6-0 demolition of Chelsea on Sunday.
The champions regained their place at the top of the table with a performance to send shivers down Liverpool spines.
Sergio Aguero bagged yet another hat-trick, Raheem Sterling netted twice and Ilkay Gundagon got in on the act to inflict Chelsea’s heaviest defeat in Premier League history.
However, Guardiola does not make City front-runners in the title race, because the Reds are level on points with a game in hand.
“We’ve still played one more game and Liverpool are still favourites,” the City boss told 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 game in hand come against a resurgent Manchester United at Old Trafford in two weeks’ time, while City play Chelsea again in the Carabao Cup final.
Meanwhile, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is under immense pressure after his side conceded an astonishing ten goals in their last two away games.
And Sarri issued an apology to the Chelsea fans, who are yet to witness a single goal on the road in 2019.
He said: “I am doing my best and I’m trying to get the players to do their best but at the moment I can only say sorry because in the last three away matches we played very badly.”