Pep: Man City even better than last year

Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City side are “much, much better” than last season, despite being in a much tighter title race.

City romped to the title with 100 points last time out but are now involved in a nip-and-tuck fight with Liverpool, who are one point behind having drawn with Everton on Sunday.

The Blues have already lost four games this season compared to just two in the entirety of the previous campaign, but Guardiola insists that his side has improved when you consider they are still fighting in three competitions, having already won the Carabao Cup.

“In the way we play, we play much, much better,” Guardiola told reporters after Saturday’s 1-0 win at Bournemouth.

He was then asked if that would be the case even if City do not win the title this season, to which he replied: “Yeah. We want the league and we will be disappointed if that does not happen but we cannot forget the contender we face with Liverpool.”

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