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  • David Tyrer

Neville: Guardiola has 'biggest job he's probably ever had' taking LFC's title

Far be it for me to say, but it sounds as if the season of hyperbole and knee-jerk reactions to results is already in full-swing.

No sooner had Leicester City stuck away their 5th goal last night that 'experts', pundits and social media gurus declared Man City's title challenge over.

They still have 36 games to play, don't forget, regardless of the result. Yes, losing so heavily to a side that had fallen away so quickly in the last 15 games of last season will have been rather sickening for Guardiola, there is still too much football to be played.

But Neville also added that seeing City struggling so much still defensively will have given the Liverpool players real encouragement, particularly as we have another massive 'top-6' clash at Anfield tonight.

He said: "He has set the standard.

"Is it fair to say that as he stands on the touchline here today with no title last season, he has got the biggest job that he has probably ever had in football at this moment in time, to win the title again.

"He could go two seasons without it because they do look well behind Liverpool compared to what we saw at Stamford Bridge last week.

"We know the standard that Liverpool are setting. When you think of the business they have done in the last week.

"I know it is early, but Liverpool will be watching this game and they will gain in confidence from this. You do.

"There is a long way to go but when you see your main rivals losing like this, it just gives you encouragement. It makes you feel stronger."

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