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Pep Guardiola no longer believes in the Premier League title. © ANSA / PETER POWELL

For Guardiola, Liverpool is now the favorite in England

After Manchester City's draw in the top game against Arsenal FC, star coach Pep Guardiola sees Liverpool FC as the clear favorites in the English title race.

“The first is always the favorite,” said Guardiola on Sunday evening, looking at the table. Leaders Liverpool were the winners of the weekend after their own 2-1 win against Brighton & Hove Albion and lead the Premier League with 67 points ahead of Arsenal (65) and Man City (64). The two pursuers had a 0-0 draw on Sunday evening.

“The second favorite is Arsenal, we are the third - it's not in our own hands,” said Guardiola, who won the treble with City last season. “When we were at the top, we were favorites. It was in our hands, no longer. As simple as that."

Impressive series ended

Man City scored against Arsenal, according to the news agency PA According to this, for the first time in 58 home games across all competitions, no goal was scored. “In my opinion they are by far the best team in the world,” Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta said of the Cityzens. “They have by far the best coach in the world.”


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