Published: Thu, July 26, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

'Liverpool will make Premier League title race closer'

'Liverpool will make Premier League title race closer'

The Egyptian global scored 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last season and it seems he hasn't lost his goal-scoring touch over the summer after an impressive run-out at the MetLife Stadium that also saw him have a shot cleared off the line and he hit the bar.

Nonetheless, it was City who took the lead just after half-time when German worldwide Leroy Sane caught Liverpool's defence napping and burst clear to slot past Caoimhin Kelleher on 57 minutes.

Guardiola said: "They are contenders to win the title and they will be in the future with their history". If they believe it's the best for them, it's ideal for them. "He is now in nearly ideal condition but we didn't want to take a risk today with this pitch because we need the players for the beginning of the season".

The fee is reported to be £9.5m and he would boost the options for a team who scored 39 league goals last season, the second fewest of the top 14.

The Egypt forward's World Cup was hampered by a shoulder injury suffered in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in May. "Nobody knows what will happen this season, nobody".

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Guardiola however hopes he can see out the new three-year contract he signed in the summer and remain at City longer than he has managed any other club.

"It's incredible what we have done", he said.

Mourinho was at his mischievous best as he warmed to the subject of answering a question about Liverpool's recruitment this summer, poking fun at Klopp, who once said he would struggle to spend the sort of money their rivals had splashed out on Paul Pogba two years ago. The most important thing is to arrive in April and May and be there for the title. "I was not a bit happy about the Dortmund game, even when there was a lot more good situations than today, especially in the first half". I think you have to be fair and now you have to demand [they win the league].

Guardiola's side will be looking to start as they finished, as they become the next team to try and retain their Premier League title, something that has not been done since Manchester United in 2009.

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