Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says the club is not giving up on the title race and will remain focus until the end.
Manchester City returned to the top of the league table for the first time since December following a 0-2 victory against Everton at the Goodison courtesy of stoppage time goals from Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus in both halves of the encounter.
Guardiola who is aiming to retain the league title this season with the Cityzens in a post-match conference said the victory was crucial as it has restored the club to the summit but insisted it could only be temporary as Liverpool are yet to play.
“During the last three months every three days it has been game, game, game.
“In three or four days we now have another one against Chelsea. I don’t know how far we will get but we will try to prepare game by game.
“We could have gone seven points behind a few days ago… now we are first.
“That is a good lesson to never give up. We have one more game than Liverpool and if they win we are not top.
“But being top is much better but Liverpool has to play this game.
“Now we have an incredible test next Sunday without much time to prepare, then the Champions League starts again. It’s non-stop.”
City now top the Premier League with a superior goal difference of +48 to Liverpool’s +41 and will play Chelsea this weekend at the Etihad.