“Two or three points behind, four at the most, is all any team can afford at the end of the first eight games.”
Those were the words of Pep Guardiola in Marti Perarnau’s book on the Manchester City boss which was published a few years back.
Guardiola, Pep Confidential.
‘League titles are lost in the first eight games.’ pic.twitter.com/FMyQasqk8E
— Josh Williams (@DistanceCovered) October 6, 2019
Nothing is won this season, of course, but the Reds do have the biggest lead at this stage of a campaign that any team has held in the Premier League era.
When the Reds face Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, it would be ideal for Jurgen Klopp’s side to still have a lead of a few points, putting all the pressure on the visitors to get a result.
Before that clash, the Reds face Manchester United and Aston Villa away in the Premier League as well as Tottenham at home. There are also two games against Genk in the Champions League group stages and the Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Arsenal.
In the same time period, in the Premier League, Manchester City will play Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Southampton.