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Van Persie says Man City and Liverpool are the best teams in Europe

Robin van Persie reckons that Man City and Liverpool are the two best sides in European football, let alone the Premier League.

The two sides played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, with Man City beating Liverpool in the season’s traditional curtain-raiser on penalties, ahead of what is expected to be another two-horse Premier League title race.

Speaking from Wembley in his new role as a pundit for BT Sport, the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker thinks that last seasons top two are the best sides on the continent.

“If you look at City and Liverpool, they are the best teams not only in England but also in Europe,” van Persie said.

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“Even if you look at teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, in terms of playing from a philosophy of the coach, I think they’re the best teams.

“You can really see the character of Jurgen Klopp in the Liverpool side, you can really see the character of Pep Guardiola in the City side and, trust me, that is very difficult to achieve.

“To get everyone spot on — doing all the details constantly, working together defensively, offensively.

“If you can achieve that like they have, wow that is really special.”

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