Manchester City took advantage of Liverpool dropping points against Spurs with an emphatic 5-0 win at home to Newcastle on Sunday. The result means that with three games to play in the Premier League title race, City hold a three-point advantage over Liverpool.
Following Sunday's win, Guardiola said that though Liverpool have a great record of winning European trophies, that is not matched in the Premier League. He also added that he feels "everyone" in England, including the media, would prefer Liverpool to win the title rather than City.
'Everyone in this country supports Liverpool'
"A week ago, nobody [thought we would be champions]," Guardiola told beIN SPORTS.
"Everyone in this country supports Liverpool, the media and everyone.
"Of course, Liverpool has an incredible history in European competitions. Not in the Premier League - they've won one in 30 years. [But] the situation is what it is. We have to [take] nine points, maybe six right now.
"It depends what is going to happen over the next two games, in terms of goal difference. Wednesday [against Wolves] is a real, real, real final for us. Our destiny is in our hands, and this is important."
🗣️ "Everyone in this country supports Liverpool, the media and everyone... Our destiny is in our hands, this is important."
👀 Pep Guardiola's response to @ManCity's emphatic 5-0 win over Newcastle.
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Guardiola added: "Liverpool, alongside United, are the most important teams. They have the history in terms of titles, legacy, dramas.
"We have been there for the last 10, 11, 12 years. I know we are sometimes uncomfortable, but I don't care if the people want Liverpool to win more than us - it's not the issue, it's normal.
"Maybe [Liverpool] have more supporters around the world, for sure, and here in England, people support Liverpool more than us."
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