Manchester City defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium to reduce Liverpool’s lead to four points after The Reds defeated Brighton on Saturday to open up a seven points gap.
Gabriel Jesus who has found his predatory form lately scored a brace for Guardiola’s men before Conor Coady diverted into his own net to give City a deserved victory.
There have never been two teams with more than 51 points at this stage of a Premier League season but this year Liverpool have 57 and City 53.
The two sides also have the highest combined points total of the top two sides after 22 games in any Premier League season.
Pep Guardiola has warned his players to focus on themselves and not Liverpool
“We can’t do anything about Liverpool’s games, they belong to them,” he said.
“The only way to put that pressure on is by being there and maybe one day they fail.
“I say to them don’t look at the calendar for Liverpool’s games, forget about it.
Because normally when that happens you lose your games.””It is not easy to maintain this consistency because it was incredible the numbers we had last season,” he added.
“Liverpool are one team and they have done better so far, so that is why all you can do is be in there.
“We have spoken many times in the last hours with our players so we cannot control what they do – we can control what we do.
“But it is pretty sure that if we don’t win, they will be champions, so that is why we have to put pressure on by winning our games.”