• David Tyrer

Guardiola has his say on Liverpool failing to reach 100-point mark

In years passed, most Premier League rival managers at the top end of the table have been far from magnanimous. In fact, it was one of the big attractions of title races.

Seeing meltdowns, touchline rows and spats in the press between the likes of Ferguson, Wenger, Rafa and Mourinho was what made the Premier League such great entertainment.

But that has been all but absent since the arrival - and the subsequent dominance - of Liverpool and Man City under Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.

Man City fans themselves often leave a lot to be desired, as people. Well, their new breed of fans do. But the two managers have nothing but the utmost respect for one another, and it shows in Guardiola's most recent comments.

It's a certainty now that the Reds will fail to breach the 100-point mark. We won't even match Man City's record set two seasons ago. But we can still hit 99 points, which will be a club record.

As far as Guardiola is concerned that doesn't matter; it's hard enough winning the Premier League, says the Spaniard.

Speaking to the press ahead of his side's cup semi-final this weekend, he said: "That doesn’t cancel for one second the incredible Premier League that Liverpool have done.

"One hundred points is not easy but sooner or later someone will break the record.

"But always 100 points is not easy, nothing has changed. We were incredible two seasons ago when we did it, the same as when we did 98 the year after. It’s still incredible.

"One day it will be broken, but shows the season they’ve had but not getting there shows how incredible ours was two seasons ago."

The Reds won't be in any action at all this weekend, but will return for the club's final game at Anfield on Wednesday 22nd, when we'll officially be crowned Premier League champs.


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