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Pep Guardiola says it is far too early to make predictions about the Premier League title race being a mirror of last season’s battle between City and Liverpool.

Though just four games of the season have gone, Liverpool currently lead the way with a maximum 12 points with City just two points behind, with third-placed Leicester a further two adrift.

It has led to suggestions that the fight to lift the league will once again be a two-pronged affair between ourselves and Jurgen Klopp’s side.

However, Guardiola insisted it was premature to pronounce how the title race will pan out – and who will feature in it.

“I’m not a pundit. Every week they make predictions about what will happen but now we start the real competition,” Guardiola said.

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“(On) Saturday away at (Norwich) then we travel to Ukraine on Monday, two days before we play Wednesday. Next Saturday (we have Watford) in the Premier League, then we go to Preston in the Carabao Cup.

“So in the next five games, four away, many things can happen, injuries like Leroy and Aymeric. We will see, it’s too early to say what will happen.

“Chelsea, (Manchester) United, Arsenal, Spurs, Leicester, Everton are all doing well. Anything can happen.

“In February, March I could say yeah there’s two, three or four contenders but not now after just four games.”

Play the video above to watch the rest of Pep’s press conference