The team of Jürgen Klopp won 7-0 at Selhurst Park and is now six points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
For Pep Guardiola, there is no illusion about the task ahead for his Manchester City side as they look to challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title again.
Jurgen Klopp’s men made his mark on Saturday by beating Crystal Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park.
Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored twice each, while Takumi Minamino, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson also scored for the reigning champions.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are now six points clear at the top of the table following their 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
City – runners-up last season – responded with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium.
In the game, Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the match for the visitors, who had drawn 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion in their previous match.
The result in Southampton saw City, who started the match in ninth place, climb to fifth in the table (at least temporarily).
However, they are already eight points behind Liverpool, albeit with one game less, and are still searching for their top form.
Asked how far away his team is from defending the title, Guardiola told Amazon Prime Sport, “We are (far) away. Look at the table.”
Reminded that Liverpool had played a game more, the Spaniard replied: “OK, but it’s a lot of points. They still have the momentum in terms of goals.
“They scored seven goals at Crystal Palace away and I saw against Tottenham how well they played.
“There’s no doubts about how good Liverpool are but I said to the guys to forget about it, to think about it in high, high things.