Pep hails ‘incredible’ Liverpool

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has praised the current Liverpool team who he thinks are one of the best sides he has ever faced in his managerial career.

Guardiola's side entertain Leicester City on Monday knowing that victory against the Foxes and at Brighton on Sunday will confirm them as Premier League champions for the second campaign in a row.

However, Liverpool's 3-2 win at Newcastle United on Friday means Jurgen Klopp's team still have the chance to win the title if Manchester City slip up.

Guardiola said: "It is the toughest league I've ever played as a manager. There are no doubts. That's why being there is incredible. Only one will take the prize.

"You have to give credit to how huge our rival is. In my career as a manager, we have played against incredible sides. One is Luis Enrique's Barcelona with Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, and the other is Liverpool.

"They are the best two sides I've played as a manager. Last season was incredible but this season, we are up against an incredible team. They're physical and have improved their positional game, and defensively, they concede few goals. That's why I'm so delighted."

Liverpool face Wolves on Sunday as they attempt to win their first league title since 1990.

The current odds have Manchester City at 2/9 to win the Premier League title while Liverpool can be backed at 3/1.