Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has surrendered the Premier League title race to Liverpool following a frustrating night at Molineux
The reigning champions suffered a 3-2 away defeat to Wolverhampton on Friday, allowing league-toppers Liverpool to remain 14 points clear at the summit.
Highly motivated Wolves pulled off a sensational second-half comeback, overturning a 2-goal deficit to beat a10-man City and reduce the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to just two points.
Considering that the Reds have a game in hand on the Citizens and a hefty advantage at the top, it seems that Jurgen Klopp has brought the Merseyside outfit as closest as they’ve come to the league title in the last 30 years.
🗣 Guardiola: "It’s unrealistic to think about catching Liverpool.— Goal (@goal) December 27, 2019
"It has been a big gap for a long time. It is not realistic to think about the title race.
"I have been asked the question for a long time and it is the same answer." pic.twitter.com/j0xPft3J1k
Meanwhile, Guardiola’s men now have to think about keeping an eight-point lead over fifth-placed Wolves to avoid jeopardizing their hopes of securing the Champions League promotion.
As per Guardiola, the title race is already out of the picture, as the Spaniard now fears City might miss out on the Champions League football unless they bounce back swiftly.
“We cannot prioritize any competition because if we do, then next season we won’t be in Europe,” the former Bayern Munich manager told the Daily Mail.
“We cannot give up, otherwise we will not be in Europe. Our response is always good, and we are used to being top. Now we are fighting.”
Guardiola will expect his side to give a proper response when they take on an in-form Sheffield United side at the Etihad on Sunday.