Pep Guardiola has thanked Liverpool for pushing his team to greater heights.
The Catalan also believes City will come back even stronger next season after what has been an exhausting title race - and that this has been the toughest title race of his glittering career.
“I think first we have to say congratulations Liverpool as well - and thank you of course - because they helped us to push and improve our standard from last season,” said Pep.
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“To compete with this side, this team, we should do what we have done, so incredible, 198 points since we started two seasons ago here, and we finished here this season, made back-to-back – it has been an incredible season for us.
“I think last season we made their standard higher, and Liverpool have helped us being there all the time.
“To win the title we’ve won 14 games in a row, in three months where we couldn’t lose one point, and we did while playing all competitions to the end, it’s incredible to do that.
“After the gap went to seven points we thought ‘OK we have to be calm, the Premier League is long’ - but honestly, seven points with this Liverpool playing the way they have this season, of course we talk about going game by game, but it was really difficult.
“I think it’s not just my feeling, it’s the feeling of the team and the Club, the players and the staff, this is the toughest Premier League title win that we have won, in my career by far.
“We don’t have one player to make the difference, to score 50 goals - we have to do it as a team, and I remember for example when Kyle was not so good Danilo helped us for example, so that is the secret, we push each other and I push myself, it’s the only way.
“Next season will be tougher, but we’ll be stronger too, so I think this when you win two in a row in this country you have done really, really well, that is the reality, and I have the feeling next season, looking back we will try to be who we are now.”