Pep Guardiola has stated that City’s Premier League clash against Liverpool was “like a final” to the squad.

Pep Guardiola has stated that City’s Premier League clash against Liverpool was “like a final” to the squad.

An exhilarating meeting between the two sides saw City come out on top thanks to fine strikes from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane.

Liverpool remain at the summit of the table, with City closing the gap to just four points.

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On the 2-1 win, Pep Guardiola said: “Liverpool are still top and it’s enough points to become winners, but at the same time it’s good time for me to congratulate these incredible players what they’ve done over the past 16 months.

“(City) showed everyone how good they are against and incredible team.

“Both teams played to win and although it’s not a final… it was a final to us! Winning today - the Premier League is eveyone’s tie again.

“But in three days we’ve got another big test in FA Cup.”

Watch the video above to hear Pep’s full reaction…