Even for a squad as deep as City's, English football's unique combination of a packed festive period and an extra cup competition can stretch resources.
After providing three assists on his return to the starting line-up in a 5-1 win at Cardiff at the weekend Pogba showed the goalscoring threat he also poses from midfield by striking twice in 14 second-half minutes. We are the first Liverpool team in the Premier League to be unbeaten in 19 matches - a little history and a nice step.
"The great Manchester United sides found that hard".
"They are better than us in that moment, you have to accept it, and it's important to accept where we are, and they are improving", Guardiola added. "I have to work on how to help them come back to the way we want to play".
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Having already completed nearly 40 percent of their schedule, they are 5½ games back of the first-place Toronto Raptors. On Friday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Horford had done more work and was being assessed day-to-day.
But Guardiola urged an assessment of the bigger picture - a 44-point haul at the halfway point of the season, generally a title-winning pace that is simply being outstripped by Liverpool and Tottenham's outstanding efforts.
Both teams have +36, with Spurs lagging some way off on +24.
Premier League champions Manchester City suffered their second defeat in four days as they lost 2-1 to Leicester City, prompting social media users to issue pleas - real and mocking - for manager Pep Guardiola to get the boot.
Word of City's scoreline spread around Anfield in the late stages of the Newcastle rout, sparking loud cheers and chants from Liverpool supporters.
Vardy went close to scoring just before halftime, but Leicester was not to be denied and Ricardo Pereira dealt a seismic blow to City's title challenge with nine minutes remaining when he latched on to Leroy Sane's attempted clearance to fire a right-foot shot beyond goalkeeper Ederson.
"We have to find an explanation", said Bernardo Silva.