Sterling can do better - Guardiola challenges Manchester City hat-trick hero

Sterling can do better - Guardiola challenges Manchester City hat-trick hero

"We couldn't have asked for more at this stage of the season but we are all convinced that Liverpool will win every single remaining game until the end of the season", he told reporters.

The reigning champions laid down the gauntlet to Jurgen Klopp's Reds on Saturday evening as their in-form forward netted a second-half hat-trick in just 13 minutes 12 seconds.

"He scored three goals, we're delighted, but he can do better", said Guardiola.

Speaking on the issue back in January ex-Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme, who also doubles as head of the Club Financial Control Body, hinted that UEFA will go hard on City if truly they did not respect the rule.

Once again, there was confusion about the current offside law and its interpretation with Watford players incensed - Sterling appeared to be in an offside position when played in by Sergio Aguero and the assistant referee had raised his flag.

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But that can not be said about Jurgen Klopp and his armies as they have given City the chance to top the log with just eight round of matches before the season wraps up. I know it's important for Watford.

Delofeu continued to cause plenty of problems for the Citizens' defence but was unable to add to his tally nor give his side more than a glimmer of hope as Javi Gracia's side suffered their 11th loss of the season.

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City were left frustrated in the first half after spurning the few opportunities they created against a defensive Hornets side who made seven changes including dropping Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu to the bench.

Yet if the opener was debatable, there was no argument about the other two as Sterling made it 15 league goals for the season.

"In the first half we had a very good performance - better defensively because we were well organised", manager Gracia said.

Guardiola says his player should not focus too much in the title race, instead taking things game by game as City look to balance the demands of the remaining three competitions.

Southampton scored twice in five second-half minutes to extend Tottenham's winless run to four games in the league.

"I don't like to lose games for a bad or a wrong decision". This season I didn't criticise the referees, I am not going to do (that) today.

"We showed a lack of aggressiveness, lack of the hunger that you need to kill the games and win", Pochettino said.

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