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Gundogan says Man City are relishing title ‘pressure’ from Liverpool

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says the club are relishing the title ‘pressure’ from rivals Liverpool again this season.

The two sides competed in a fiercely contested title race last season, with Man City being crowned champions by just a single point as Pep Guardiola’s side secured back-to-back Premier League titles.

Liverpool have begun the new season by winning their first three league fixtures, the only team in the top four divisions of English football to have a 100% record thus far, with City sitting two points back after drawing 2-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

Gundogan admits the form of Jurgen Klopp’s side is “good for the league”, but says his side are relishing the “pressure” and competition as they bid to become just the fifth club in English football history to win three successive league titles.

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“I think we should always put ourselves under pressure because we are so talented and such a good team that we want to win every game, so the pressure comes from inside,” Gundogan said, as per the Manchester Evening News.

“The fact that Liverpool does so well recently just shows that there is a team with a lot of quality that will also be a big contender for the season.

“That’s good for the league, maybe also good for us but also good for Liverpool that we are there so it’s going to be a fight.

“It’s not going to be easy so we have to be there, we have to win and that’s the game.”

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