Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Liverpool have an advantage over them this season.

The City manager explained that his side were unable to properly prepare for the 2020/21 Premier League season due to a lack of preparation time.

“Winning games help to win games,” Guardiola said.

“We started really well against Wolves, we had a big blow against Leicester when we gave away three penalties after starting so well and at Leeds we played a good 30 minutes, the last 10-15 as well but we are still not there, we have not played 90 really well.

“We didn’t have preparation, Liverpool and Arsenal started three weeks before us and we had three guys who had Covid and Bernardo injured.

“With the position we have it is important to win games.”