Pep Guardiola said that Manchester City catching Liverpool was no longer realistic following their 2-1 loss to Manchester United.
City are now 14 points behind Liverpool.
"We think about what we have to do and the next game - it is not realistic to think about catching up. Obviously it is so difficult because the opponents have had 16 games with 15 victories and they are on an incredible run and sometimes we have dropped points. But our duty, and what you have to do, is continue," said Guardiola following the match.
City will have to win their remaining 22 matches to reach their point total from last season.