Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola still believes his team can catch Liverpool in the title race despite increasing pressure after losing 2-0 to Wolves on Sunday.

The Citizens who are in the second place dropped to eight points behind the Reds who maintained their perfect start to the campaign on Saturday when James Milner’s last-minute penalty handed them a victory against Leicester.

Speaking after the match, Guardiola admitted Liverpool’s lead is big but has backed his team to bounce back.

“I know these guys,” he said. “They are still incredibly involved and they can still do it.

“The distance is big, I know that. For many circumstances, they [Liverpool] didn’t drop points. It is better not to think one team is eight points ahead. It is only October. There are still a lot of games.”

Liverpool’s eight-point gap is the biggest lead any side has had after eight games in the Premier League era – the previous biggest was Chelsea in 2014, who went on to win the title.

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