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Pep Guardiola will definitely have many thoughts running through his mind as his team suffered a huge blow to their title bid following their 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
The former Barcelona boss may have, probably never envisaged he will face challenges like this when taking the job.
And in the same vein, it could not have been what Man City expected when they hired arguably the best manager in the world and spent £165 million on new players in the summer.
With Arsenal and Tottenham winning their matches today, Man City have dropped out of the top four and are now in the fifth place.
The Sky Blues welcome Sergio Aguero, who returned from four match ban but could not influence the match as they dropped ten points off the top of the table. They have lost three of their last five league games.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s eighth-minute goal from Adam Lallana’s cross was enough for Liverpool to keep a close touch with Chelsea.
It was the first Premier League meeting between Jurgen Klopp and Guardiola who had previously locked horns with each other in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively.
Guardiola won the league in his first season with Barcelona and Bayern Munich but will not be able to repeat the feat in England as they ended the season in a position contrary to their expectations.
Klopp has revitalised the Reds and have not lost against any of the top six, beating Arsenal, Chelsea and now City this season.