​Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes that the press would rather Liverpool win the Premier League this season over his side.

The Citizens are a point clear of the Reds following their 13th consecutive league win over Leicester, with the only goal coming courtesy of a stunning strike from Vincent Kompany.

Guardiola’s side now know that a win at 17th placed Brighton on Sunday will make them the first team to retain the Premier League title in a decade, but the Spaniard believes the race could still be affected by a supposed groundswell of support for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

“I know my feeling here, how the media desire Liverpool will be champions,” Guardiola told talkSPORT following the game.

He added: “But 195 points in two seasons, you know…

“It’s something unique. We were seven points behind and it would have been ten if ​Liverpool had beaten us here. But we never gave up and have won 13 games in a row.”

When asked if Guardiola believes that there is favouritism within the English media towards the Reds, he simply replied: “Yeah, definitely.”

Regarding the title decider on Sunday at Brighton, the 48-year-old insisted City will not be taking the Seagulls lightly, stating: “We know how important it is – we know it’s not done.”

Liverpool stayed in the running for their first title in 29 years following a 3-2 win at Newcastle on Saturday night, but the game was filled with controversy as Trent Alexander-Arnold was lucky to avoid a red card following a handball on the line, before Fabinho won an extremely soft free kick which preceded Divock Origi’s late winner. 

Source: https://www.90min.com/posts/6362709-pep-guardiola-claims-media-prefers-liverpool-to-win-the-premier-league-over-man-city?utm_source=RSS