The 22-point gap that separates Liverpool seems so far away from Manchester City. In fact, coach Pep Guardiola has given up on chasing the gap. Midfielder Bernardo Silva was also hurt to see Jurgen Klopp’s army standing firmly at the top.
As is known, Manchester City was so powerful in the Premier League in the last two seasons, by winning streak. In fact, in the 2018/19 season campaign yesterday, they still came out as champions, even though Liverpool had only swallowed one defeat throughout the season.
It’s just that what happened this season is like the opposite of the story of last season. Liverpool firmly lead the standings with an unbeaten record of 25 matches that have taken place so far. A total of 24 wins were won by Jurgen Klopp’s troops.
As a result, the Marseyside team now leads with a 22-point advantage from its closest rival, Manchester City, who are in second position. Speaking of mathematics, of course there are still opportunities for Manchester City to catch up for the remainder of the season.
It’s just that, Liverpool seem still consistent. Coach Jurgen Klopp is also well aware of the tight schedule in England, and as much as possible to avoid his players from injury and fatigue.
Be realistic, midfielder Bernardo Silva also admitted giving up. He even felt hurt every time he saw the standings, where Liverpool are 22 points ahead of City.
“I think the Premier League is so disappointing considering the fact that we are currently very far behind Liverpool. But what we need to do now is maintain 2nd place.”
This hurts because when you start the season, you always want to win the Premier League, it’s the main competition and the most important thing for fans. So this is very disappointing. “Before, there was absolutely nothing that predicted we could fall behind so far in February,” Bernardo Silva told Sky Sports.
Consistency is one of Pep Guardiola’s team’s main enemies this season. They have felt six defeats in the Premier League. What is disappointing is that most of these defeats occur when dealing with teams they should be able to defeat.