Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has thrown down the gauntlet to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
The past two Premier League seasons have belonged to the Citizens.
In the Spanish tactician’s second season in English football it was a record breaking – and hugely successful – one for City as they were crowned champions for the third time in six years.
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Not only did City finish a massive 19 points clear of bitter rivals Man United, they also broke the record for number of goals scored, most wins, biggest positive goal difference and became the first team in the competition’s history to reach 100 points.
Last season provided arguably the tightest title race since 2012 when City pipped Liverpool on the final day of the campaign.
And while the Reds have maintained their brilliant form which saw them reach 97 points in 2018/2019, Guardiola’s side have faltered.
Ahead of Sunday’s encounter with West Ham United, the reigning champions find themselves a massive 22 points behind the Merseyside outfit with 13 games remaining.
Not only is there talk of Jurgen Klopp’s side emulating Arsenal by going a whole Premier League season unbeaten, but a period of dominance from the Reds could be on horizon.
Similar was being said about Man City following their triumph in 2018 and Guardiola has urged the rest of league to take a leaf out of Liverpool’s book to ensure it’s not a one-horse race for the title in years to come.
When asked during his pre-match press conference about how long Liverpool’s success can last, Guardiola’s response was telling.
“A cycle can change, one year ago the people said we were unstoppable and nobody could beat us, we’d maintain this level for four or five years,” the Spaniard said, as per the Manchester Evening News. “I don’t know what will happen in…