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Pep Guardiola drains Liverpool FC upset to refocus as Man City in high-stakes title race.

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Pep Guardiola drains Liverpool FC upset to refocus as Man City in high-stakes title race.

Manchester City is closing in on Arsenal for the Premier League title, but Pep Guardiola is not getting over away.

Pep Guardiola used the Champions League final in 2005 to warn his Manchester City players to never take anything for granted.

The defending Premier League champions won 4-1 against Bournemouth, bringing them back to within two points of Arsenal with one game remaining; Arsenal had beaten Leicester 1-0 earlier in the day. Although there is still a long way to go in the title battle, City have squandered the lead they gained by winning at the Emirates earlier this month.

At this time in the season, City know how to win a league title from behind, and their experience is seen as a potentially important influence against a Gunners squad full of hunger and quality but lacking in silverware. With Arsenal having already lost to the Blues twice this season and having yet to visit the Etihad in the league, there is still time for things to alter.

Pep Guardiola used the Champions League final in 2005 to warn his Manchester City players to never take anything for granted.

The defending Premier League champions won 4-1 against Bournemouth, bringing them back to within two points of Arsenal with one game remaining; Arsenal had beaten Leicester 1-0 earlier in the day. Although there is still a long way to go in the title battle, City have squandered the lead they gained by winning at the Emirates earlier this month.

At this time in the season, City know how to win a league title from behind, and their experience is seen as a potentially important influence against a Gunners squad full of hunger and quality but lacking in silverware. With Arsenal having already lost to the Blues twice this season and having yet to visit the Etihad in the league, there is still time for things to alter.

Liverpool make a good comeback. Milan in that period, it was 3-0 at half time, Milan had more experience in the line-up than I have ever seen with [Paolo] Maldini, Cafu, Duda, Carlo Ancelotti, and they lost. They lost.

“From my little experience in football everything is under control, then I know exactly what happens – football comes and punches you in your face with the reality. This is the truth.”

City’s success at Bournemouth puts their defeats at Nottingham Forest and RB Leipzig behind them as they continue their difficult away run. Despite poor results, Guardiola has seen enough from recent performances to anticipate his club to compete for trophies this season.

“I’m satisfied, not just for today, Nottingham as well,” he said. “We were sad because of how good we were there.

“The performance was amazing, unfortunately football controls. What I’ve seen lately in the games, how we felt, how we tried to play. That makes me feel ‘okay, we will fight’.

“I know how good Arsenal are so far, United and Newcastle are still there. That’s why [we need] calm, think of Bristol now. My scout told me how serious we have to take it.

“After Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Champions League [last-16 second leg against Leipzig], we will see. We are still in February, soon it is March.

“After winning what we’ve won the last years, still we are there in the three titles [competitions], that makes me feel so proud. We want to win but I’m so proud.”

Pep Guardiola drains Liverpool FC upset to refocus as Man City in high-stakes title race.

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