Pep Guardiola fears Liverpool will wipe Man City from record books on march to first Prem title – The Sun
PEP GUARDIOLA fears Liverpool will shatter many Manchester City records on their title march.
City’s ‘Centurions’ were the first team to reach 100 points when they lifted the Premier League trophy two years ago.
During that 2017-18 campaign they chalked up the most wins (32), the most goals with 106 strikes and the longest run of consecutive victories in a Premier League season (18).
They also equalled the record for the earliest title win when they clinched it with five games to spare.
And they won it by the biggest-ever margin — finishing 19 points above second-placed Manchester United.
But Jurgen Klopp’s men are on course to top several of those feats, racking up 22 wins from 23 so far.
Asked about the prospect of giving up some of those records as well as their trophy in May, Guardiola said: “The records are there to be broken.
“We broke it when someone thought it couldn’t be broken. Sooner or later it will happen, history tells you that.”
Liverpool looked set to slip up when they were pegged back by Wolves on Thursday night but a late Roberto Firmino goal saw them win again.
Guardiola added: “Its not easy to beat them at the moment, they’ve found a way to win games.”
City defender Aymeric Laporte, sidelined for almost five months by a knee injury, is feeling fine after returning in Tuesday’s win at Sheffield United.
The Frenchman, 25, was badly missed as City lost touch with Liverpool.
But Guardiola added: “He played a little bit more than 70 minutes for his first game.
“He played well but he’s not going to solve all the problems we have — but if we can use him we’re going to use him.”
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