Klopp’s Liverpool and Guardiola’s Manchester City are locked in arguably the most intense tussle for the league crown in the Premier League era.

With one game to go of the season, Man City sit on 95 points with Liverpool one point behind.

City – who have won their last 13 top-flight matches – need only to win at Brighton tomorrow (3pm) to retain their status as champions.

Liverpool are seeking their first title in 29 years but need a favour from the Seagulls and must also beat Wolves at Anfield, or hope that City lose on the south coast if they can only muster a draw.

Guardiola’s City earned 100 points last season and, incredibly, will end 2018-19 just two points shy of that total if they win at Brighton.

Yet the Catalan coach feels as though Liverpool have had the advantage and declared this week: “Liverpool play without pressure because they know it is not in their hands. It is easy. We have the pressure.”

However, Klopp – whose side have lost just once all season, away at City in January – does not agree with Guardiola’s assessment of the season.

“It didn’t feel too easy to be honest but we didn’t feel the pressure too much,” Klopp said.

“We decided to see it as an opportunity to win the games. 

“About the situation of being in the lead and stuff like that, unfortunately I was not too often in the lead in my life that I could talk too much about it.

“The situation was like it was. All respect for City for what they’ve done this season. I don’t know who had more pressure or whatever, both delivered and here we are.”

And Klopp admits there is not much more Liverpool could have done if they end the season on 97 points – with the defeat at City the only thing separating them from being both invincibles and centurions.

“Results wise, I don’t think so,” Klopp said.

“It would mean 100 points and we all know how difficult that is. Performance wise of course we can always do better and not only in the games we drew. 

“We proved a lot this season but we can still improve. Being consistent is one thing, staying consistent is another.

“We have to stay consistent for the last two games and for the next few years. 

“That is another challenge for us but one we are going to face. There is room for improvement for us for sure.”

Regardless of what happens on the final day of the Premier League season, Liverpool have a Champions League final to look forward to against Tottenham in Madrid on June 1 after beating Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate earlier this week.

City have already won the Carabao Cup after beating Chelsea on penalties and can win the treble. They face Watford in the FA Cup 

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