Pep Guardiola has admitted that he cannot figure out how Liverpool managed to gain an 11-point advantage in the league.
Last year, Liverpool narrowly missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City. Despite losing only once in the league, the Reds saw themselves a point short of the top spot on the final game week.
This year, the tides have turned as Liverpool sit on first position in the league table. Moreover, Jurgen Klopp’s men have managed to maintain an 11-point lead against title defenders Man City.
Pep Guardiola seems confused about Liverpool’s dominance in the Premier League this season. The Man City boss admitted that he is unable to figure out how Jurgen Klopp’s men remain so consistent.
“I would like to discover the reason for this big gap with Liverpool,” he said as per Liverpool Echo.
“One is, no doubt, the quality of the opponent. I repeat one lost game in almost 60, the numbers are incredible.
“When I review all the games we’ve played, even Norwich, we created [around] 20 shots. I know the stats, we are the best team by far at creating chances and the best team by far at conceding few. Much better than the opponents, but we are 11 points behind,” Guardiola explained.
“So something has happened. I tried to discover. Sometimes it’s human; we can do better. We try to improve the next game.
“But that’s the truth – we’re 11 points behind. There’s something we missed and, honestly, I don’t know.”