Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes that table-toppers City and Liverpool both deserve to win this year's Premier League title after consistent performances throughout the season.
Manchester City is second in the Premier League with 83 points from 33 games. On the other hand, Liverpool is at 85 points from 34 matches and has four games left before the season ends.
City trails Tottenham 1-0 after the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals and needs a big performance in the return match at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday to reach the last four for the second time in the club’s history.
Guardiola, who is in his third season as the coach of City, is confident his side will perform to their full potential against Mauricio Pochettino's men.
"If we don't win these games we will be out of two competitions, Guardiola said in a media-meet. He outlined his plans for the Champions League match at the pre-match press conference, branding the upcoming games as "finals."
"They are absolute finals for us, I've had that feeling from weeks ago," he said.
Guardiola believes that the form these two teams are in, no specific number of points are enough to secure the title in the Premier League.
"We don't have a 12-point (lead) like the last season in this period, we were already champions. But this season we have an incredible opponent like Liverpool in the Premier League. What they have done so far they deserve."
"Normally with 84 or 86 points, you are champions... they have 85 and we have 83 with one more game left. Both teams deserve to be champions but just one team is going to get it," he adds.
Guardiola is rightly regarded as the best manager of his generation after trophy-laden spells with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now City.
Man City has already won the League Cup this season with a tally of 100 points, beating Chelsea on penalties in February. With an FA Cup final against Watford coming up in May, Guardiola will be keen on making it to the UEFA Champions League as well.
However, the focus at the moment is on a clash where City is looking to overturn a 1-0 first-leg defeat against Spurs in the Premier League before meeting Manchester United next week.
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