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Guardiola: ‘Have you seen a champion in January?’

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola rejected on Saturday remarks by his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp, stating that the current Premier League leaders could be crowned champions in January.

Guardiola reacted to the words of the Liverpool boss on Saturday morning saying:

"It is unreal," declared the Spaniard after the citizens' victory against West Bromwich (2-3); "I am not going to be a champion in January,”

"You cannot always win for five or six months. That is not realistic, so high-level football does not work," he added after his team's ninth win in 10 matches.

Guardiola's players lead the best start of the Premier after ten rounds, with 28 points from 30 possible; equalizing with both Chelsea in 2005 and City in 2011, two teams that finished as champions.

Manchester City have five points ahead of their immediate pursuer on the board, Manchester United of Jose Mourinho.

Guaridola's side and Napoli meet again as the leaders of the Premier League and Serie A go head-to-head in Naples.

After a pulsating 2-1 win for Pep Guardiola's side in the last game, City are three points clear of Shakhtar after a perfect start to their Champions League challenge.

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