Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has told his players to forget about Liverpool in their pursuit of the second straight run of the Premier League.
The city beat 10 wolves 3-0 on Monday to reduce the gap between themselves and the league leaders to four points.
And the Spaniard believes that it is better for him to focus on his own games rather than track Liverpool's progress.
"We can not do anything with Liverpool games, they belong to them," he said.
– The only way to put this pressure is to be there, and perhaps once they fail.
"I tell them not to look at the calendar for Liverpool games, forget about it, because as a rule, when it happens, you lose your games."
The gang of Gabriel Joshua and Conor Coadi's gate saw that City passes by Vovk in the Etihad stadium and switches to 53 points.
Liverpool Jurgen Kloppa briefly scored seven points with a 1-0 victory in Brighton, and Guardiola wants his team to "be there until the end."
"It's not easy to keep this sequence, because it was incredible that we had the past season," he added.
"Liverpool is one team and they have achieved a better result, so that's why you can be there.
"We spoke many times in recent hours with our players so we can not control what they are doing – we can control what we do.
"But it's quite confident that if we do not win, they will be champions, so we have to put pressure on us to win our games."
How dense is the racing title this year?
Typically, the impressive start of Liverpool will mean a significant advantage, but a quadrilateral pillow is the smallest of any team, at least 55 points at this stage.
At this stage of the Premier League season, there have never been two teams with more than 51 points, but this year at Liverpool 57 and City 53.
Both sides also have the highest number of combined points on the two best sides after 22 matches in any season of the Premier League.