Pep Guardiola has admitted that Liverpool are an ‘unstoppable’ force this season, while also managing to take a swipe at former Premier League chief Richard Scudamore.
The Manchester City slipped a massive 22 points adrift of the league leaders Liverpool following their 2-0 defeat at Tottenham on Sunday, with Jurgen Klopp’s side needing just six more wins to be crowned champions.
Guardiola has admitted that his side are powerless in preventing the unbeaten Merseyside club’s pursuit of an elusive league title, but has taken a dig at former Premier League chief executive Scudamore over his comments during City’s title-winning season of 2018.
Two years ago, Scudamore spoke about the need for clubs to get closer to City after they won the title by a record 19 points having amassed an unprecedented 100 points – and Guardiola said he hoped the Premier League are also ‘concerned’ by Liverpool’s current dominance.
Pressed on whether Man City’s title race is over, Guardiola told his post-match press conference: “They are far away, they are unstoppable and a lot of points (clear).
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“Of course now it is to target other competitions and qualify for the Champions League next season.
“Two seasons ago when we had 100 points we finished 19 points clear of United and in that period Liverpool were strong.
“The team is good and I like the way my team play but it is not enough, we are far away and the distance is so big and it is the reality.
“The last two seasons it was a guy, the owner of the Premier League, who said that can’t happen again and it isn’t good for the Premier League when City win the title in that way.
“So now it is Liverpool you have to be concerned about (if you are) the owner of the Premier League.”