Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has admitted that Liverpool are the “most difficult” league rivals he has faced in his managerial career.
City lead the Reds by a single point with two games remaining, in one the most fiercely-contested title race the Premier League has ever seen.
If both teams win their remaining two fixtures, City will finish with 98 points, while Liverpool would have 97.
Real Madrid finished second to Guardiola’s Barcelona in LaLiga with 96 points in 2009/2010 and 92 points in 2010/2011, before eventually becoming champions ahead of them with 100 points in 2011/2012.
But the Spaniard says Jurgen Klopp’s men have been his toughest rivals.
“In the league, yes, it is the most difficult one for sure. Every league you win is so nice and it is always difficult but this one especially so.
“And especially where we have come from, getting 100 points and still being there. [It is difficult] for athletes to maintain that level for a long time and we have done it again,” Guardiola told Sky Sports News.