After Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp lifted his first domestic title in English football last week, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has explained what he thinks was the main difference between the two sides this season.
In a season when the Reds lost only three league games and also went on an incredible 27-match unbeaten run, the Citizens lost nine EPL fixtures, ending the campaign a distant second and 18 points behind the champions.
With the former Borussia Dortmund head coach's men ending City's two-season reign as league champions, Guardiola was complimentary of his nearest rivals recently.
"I think Liverpool were exceptional this season and I want to congratulate them," the Spaniard told beIN SPORTS.
"We were not consistent like previous seasons when we were like machines in every single day.
"But we lost a lot of games this season, and when you lose a lot of games with this opponent, it's not impossible, but the way we played was good, I don't have many regrets in the way we played.
"Liverpool played every single game like it was their last game, but we did not play the games like if we do not win, we are going to lose the Premier League.
"They played every single game like they could not lose one game, and we did not.
"I think he (Klopp) is an exceptional manager.
"He showed it in Germany and now in England, and wherever he will be he will have success."
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