City backed to retain the Premier League title

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City boss Pep Guardiola said he could sympathise with Klopp's decision to spend big in new arrivals, with their rivals splashing the cash ahead of the new campaign.

Like Liverpool, Man City also lost their opening ICC game to Borussia Dortmund, in which Riyad Mahrez and Joe Hart featured, and both could be involved once again against the Reds.

Sane also gives a shout out to Liverpool who have heavily recruited in the summer, drafting in the likes of Fabinho, Alisson as well as Naby Keita, among others.

Guardiola knows all about heavy spending, having already laid out just over £500 million on new players since taking over at the Etihad in the summer of 2016. I'm really happy that he's now with us as he's a really good football player.

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Many pundits see Liverpool, who finished fourth last season, as City's biggest threat to defending their title but Guardiola refused to make any predictions for the new season.

"They are contenders to win the title, Liverpool are always a contender because of the history they have".

"As football trainers we are always in a risky position".

When you take over a club, you can not in all probability expect to land the league in your first go - more so in a fiercely contested league like the one in England. I feel like I have got my mojo back so to speak, where football is concerned. Brazilian defender Dante said he wasn't good on a "human level".

Amazon look to have been given unprecedented access into the Manchester City changing rooms, with snippets of Guardiola team talks giving a fascinating insight into how the Catalan motivates his players. "If you play the whole season, then come the end it can be really hard". "We will see in the last days whether we will sign one player or wait". To have him with us, it's great.

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