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Man City's Pep Guardiola insists 'of course we can lose the title'

Man City's Pep Guardiola insists 'of course we can lose the title'
From ESPN - January 13, 2018

Pep Guardiola refuses to consider his Manchester City team as champions in waiting.

City appear to be cruising towards the Premier League crown having won 20 of their opening 22 games -- and drawn the other two -- to open up a 15-point lead at the top of the table.

But Guardiola is not taking anything for granted and is not looking too far ahead. The City boss, whose side face Liverpool in an eagerly-anticipated clash on Sunday, said: "In football and in sport, anything can happen.

"Of course we can lose the title because you never know what is going to happen in the next 13 or 14 games you have to play. Of course, if we maintain our level, the consistency and the way we play, then OK, we have a chance. But you never know.

"If we start to go down, and lose confidence, and do not play well regularly, then we will see. Maybe that is going to happen, and I am going to shake the hand of my opponents and congratulate them for being champions.

"But it is simple -- just focus on the next game. That is the best advice I can give to my players."

This weekend's trip to Anfield brings together two of the most entertaining sides in the competition. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are in good form having gone unbeaten in their last 13 league fixtures.

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