Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero accepts the 14-point hole between the guarding champions and Premier League pioneers Liverpool is "excessively hard" to upset and says that City need to now focus absolutely on winning a best four completion.
"Presently, Liverpool is excessively hard. We need to concentrate just on winning since we have to play Champions League next season. We need to play a similar way and see what occurs," said the Argentine, City's unsurpassed top scorer.
City beat Sheffield United 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday yet stay far afloat of Liverpool, who have an additional game close by. Juergen Klopp's unbeaten side had before beaten Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 at Anfield.
Enthusiasm Guardiola, City's chief, declined to announce the title race was over however rehashed his view that it was silly to try and talk about the issue.
"It's unreasonable to consider it. At the point when a group has the numbers that Liverpool has, for what reason should we consider it, when we are 14 or 17 behind?" he said.
"(We need to) get ready, play great, better, be as close as could be expected under the circumstances, play the knockout (cup rivalries) and plan for next season. Next season will be here and, ideally, we can improve."
Asked whether it was presently intense following two title-winning a long time to spur his group for the more unobtrusive objective of fitting the bill for the Champions League, Guardiola stated: "The best inspiration is to attempt to play great, win games, that is the best".
The Spaniard couldn't avoid focusing on the Premier League installation list, which saw his group play at Wolves on Friday before being in real life 48 hours after the fact.
City are next in real life on New Year's Day when they have Carlo Ancelotti's Everton at the Etihad.
"Presently, I should state thank you to the Premier League for allowing us three days for the following game. We value it," he said