- Manchester City coach must have found it hard to celebrate knowing that his teams unbeaten record ended last Sunday
- There are a lot of games left in the month and the team may lose the title if they are not cautios
- With a string of injuries and a failed signing the team needs to dig deep
Instead of celebrating his birthday on a high, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola had to deal with the fact that his team's unbeaten record had ended after a shocking loss to Liverpool last Sunday.
The loss eroded Manchester City's lead to 12 points after Manchester United beat Stoke and moved up to second place.
Guardiola had warned his team that despite their lead they could still lose the title. He said that the real test would be how the team handled their first defeat of the season.
“We lost against a fantastic Liverpool team. We have to be sure to win the next one and fight until the end to win the Premier League,” Guardiola said “we have to fight – especially in this league, with a lot of games in the last two months, with four competitions. Now we must analyse and be positive."
Manchester City has scored 9 times in their last three matches but fresh doubts have begun to creep into the team.
The continued absence of Gabriel Jesus with a knee injury is worrying particularly after the failed attempt to sign Sanchez.
City is still missing full-backs Fabian Delph and Benjamin Mendy, also with knee injuries. Guardiola still has depth in his team with other senior players to choose from.
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