Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes that “nobody can beat” his side when it comes to statistics.
The Citizens have been one of the most dominant sides in world football since the Spanish manager took charge in 2016.
This season they are competing with the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea for the Premier League title.
The Reds are currently top of the league, one point ahead of Man City who have won five of their first eight matches.
City face Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, whilst Liverpool take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.
At his latest pre-match press conference, it was put to Guardiola that his side struggle following a midweek European tie.
Guardiola’s side have failed to win any of their last four league matches directly following a Champions League match.
“I don’t take note [of this],” said the 50-year-old.
“Listen, if you want to involve the statistics that this team has done in the last four years you are going to lose. You are going to lose.
“In statistics nobody can beat us, I’m sorry.
“I don’t pay any attention about before the international break or after the international break, or before the Champions League or after the Champions League.
“I see how the team is, how they trained today, how they behaved in the last games.
“This is my only concern, to adapt, to adjust. It’s not about the mentality, just about the strategy and the opponent, because the opponent we are going to face tomorrow is different to Brugge, different to Chelsea, different to Liverpool. And Liverpool is different to Brighton.
“So we’ll try to be there and try to do a good game.”
ESPN also claim the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, is asking for more than £30million a year for his client, which breaks down to around £575,000 a week.
This report puts Manchester United in the running alongside Chelsea, City and Real, with Bayern and PSG tailing off.