Pep Guardiola has thanked Liverpool for pushing his Manchester City side all the way in the 2018/19 title race.
City beat Brighton 4-1 to retain the trophy by a solitary point on Sunday, with the Reds’ 2-0 win over Wolves rendered irrelevant.
Speaking to Sky after the game, Guardiola stated: “We have to say congratulations to Liverpool as well of course and thank you so much.
“Because they help us to push and to increase our standard from the last season. Because to compete against this side, this team, we should do what we have done, so incredible.
“Incredible, 198 points [in two seasons]. Make back to back and an incredible, incredible season for us.
“I think last season Manchester City made the standard higher, so that is the level of the Premier League, and Liverpool help us by being there all the time.
“So to win the title you have to win 14 games in a row, so we knew it for three months we could not lose one point…
“It’s the toughest title we have won in all my career, by far.”