Gone are the days of the two-horse race for the Premier League title it seems with the likes of Arsenal now stepping up to the plate.
Liverpool’s ambitions of securing a first title since the 2019/20 season, however, have seen another hurdle spring up, if Pep Guardiola’s warning is to be heeded.
“Yeah, definitely,” the Manchester City boss agreed on Aston Villa’s title credentials in comments relayed by Sky Sports. “For the way they are playing, when you are there and see the physicality, the tempo, the speed, the bench, the organisation from Unai Emery, the set pieces and high pressing in medium block, how incredible they defend the back four, the goalkeeper. Absolutely.”