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Guardiola admits Liverpool are ‘almost unstoppable’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that Liverpool look ‘unstoppable’ following the league leader’s stunning early season form.

Liverpool maintained their eight-point advantage at the top of the Premier League this weekend, netting yet another late winner to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 on Saturday to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign, their 1-1 draw at Manchester United the only blemish on an otherwise perfect record for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Reigning champions Man City bounced back from defeat to their title rivals before the international break by beating Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday evening, victory lifting the club above their opponents though the gap to Liverpool remains at nine points.

Guardiola was keen to stress that his side are not out of the title race, though the City boss admitted that Liverpool’s relentless run looks ominous in the opening months of the season.

“I have a feeling we are not far away from how we played in the last seasons but we have a team that is almost unstoppable and in incredible top form,” Guardiola said, as per the Liverpool Echo.

“They are the champions of Europe but we’re in November.

“I know that to be there until the end we have to go on an incredible run of games but I think it will be a big mistake if you think too far ahead.”

Manchester City return to action in the Champions League tomorrow night at home to Shakhtar Donetsk, knowing a point will be enough to secure the club’s place in the knock-out stages.

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