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Pep Guardiola Believes Liverpool Could Push Manchester City For Title

The Manchester City manager was impressed by Liverpool's play in their 2-1 win over Chelsea.

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One of the most intriguing components of this Premier League campaign has been the array of talented managers (and personalities) vying for a place at the top of the table. While the on-field play has been excellent so far, mind games between managers have been almost as entertaining.

Pep Guardiola, who has led Manchester City to an undefeated start in his first season at the helm, took notice of Liverpool's 2-1 win over Chelsea on Friday. When asked about his own title aspirations, he emphasized the overall talent level of the Premier League and pointed to both the Reds and Blues as potential challengers.

"To win titles or not we will see," Guardiola said (via ESPN FC). "[On Friday night] I saw two fantastic opponents and I know how difficult it will be, absolutely everything."

In addition, the Manchester City manager acknowledged that his side will hit a rough patch eventually, which could give Liverpool a chance to gain ground.

"I am not here to say we are about to achieve 20 games in a row without defeat, no believe me, we are going to lose," Guardiola said.

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