Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that Liverpool’s squad has been the hardest team he’s ever played against in the past two seasons.
Liverpool snatched the Premier League title from City this season, finishing 18 points clear at the top.
The Reds have won the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup last season.
“Yes, by a big margin, the toughest rival I have faced in my career was the Liverpool team of last year and this season,” Pep Guardiola told DAZN Spain.
“If you let them to dominate you, they will cage you and you don’t come out. When you dominate them, they find running spaces like no one else does.
“They are very fast at going back. They are very strong in terms of strategy. Their players are mentally very strong. It’s the rival that I’ve had to think more about how to defeat them.”