Guardiola: ‘We cannot compete’ with Liverpool

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Liverpool’s form at present makes them untouchable in the Premier League title race.The Reds are now nine points clear at the summit – and 10 ahead of City ahead of their game Sunday at Southampton – after thrashing Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday.Jurgen Klopp’s men are now unbeaten in their first 20 matches of the campaign, and have scored 48 goals and conceded just eight so far this term.Though Guardiola has spent in the region of £539 million ($685m) on players since arriving at the Etihad Stadium, the ex-Barcelona boss says his City side are currently unable to compete with the Merseysiders. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “We did well so far,” said Guardiola prior to Liverpool going nine points clear. “We got 44 points in the first round.”If you get the same number of points in the second round, that’s 88 points. With 88 points, you are champions. You have the numbers to be champions.”Most of the Premier League champions in the past 20 years won it with less points. We did quite well. We did really well.“But of course you have the past two games, against Crystal Palace and Leicester, and you have that sense, because there are two teams there now who are better than us in the last month.“What can we say when Liverpool keep nine clean sheets and score a lot of goals? We cannot compete with that in terms of comparing with them.“So we look at ourselves, and tomorrow against Southampton, we have to do what we do, and try to win, and when that happens, everything comes back to a normal position.”Successive defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City have seen City surrender their grip on the title race, after their stunning 2017-18 campaign during which they accumulated 100 points and over a century of goals.But City will have the chance to bridge the gap and change the momentum of the title race in the coming days when they face Saints before hosting Liverpool on January 3. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from Ardoise School Road, west to the St. Croix River Bridge, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control consists of cones. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 PICTOU COUNTY: Millers Ford Bridge Millers Ford Bridge over the West River on a connecting road between Saltsprings Loop and West River East Side Road will be closed for replacement until Wednesday, Nov. 28. A detour route is provided on Trunk 4 and West River East Side Road. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104, West River No. 2 Bridge Highway 104 is reduced to one lane at West River No. 2 bridge for repairs until Friday, Dec. 14. Traffic control consists of control persons. Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Trunk 4 The Trunk 4 (South River Road) intersection with Beech Hill Road will be reduced to one lane for intersection improvement and paving and repaving until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control consist of control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7 metre height restriction and a 15 tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-798-6888 Fax: 902-798-2927 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Detour Highway 104, east of exit 26 near New Glasgow will have a detour in place to allow for the installation of a recreational trail underpass until Friday, Nov. 30. A 200-metre detour parallel to the highway has been construction to carry traffic around the work zone. Drivers should reduce speed and use caution in the area. PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge on Route 348 near Pictou Landing is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive from Commodore Drive to the ramp at Highway 111 and the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive, about one kilometre, will have lane closures at various locations and times for widening, gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving until Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. Traffic control consist of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Some weekend work may be involved. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-798-6888 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 HANTS COUNTY: Bishopville Road The Bishopville Road will be closed at Highway 101 for construction of the new Highway 101 structure over Bishopville Road until Friday, Nov. 30. Detour route via Rand Street, Bog Road and Old Post Road. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 PICTOU COUNTY: Black Brook Bridge Black Brook Bridge on Route 347 (East River, St. Mary’s) will be closed for replacement until Friday, Nov. 30. A temporary detour is available parallel to the existing structure. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling though the construction zone. KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from Lockhart Mountain Road to Lovett Road will have one-lane closures for widening, traffic lights, sidewalk and repaving until Monday, Dec. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. -30- CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 from East Bay, west for about four kilometres to the Ski Ben Eoin area, will have one-lane closures until Friday, Nov. 30 for paving and construction of a left-turning lane into the golf and ski area. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) Trunk 30 from the Highway 105 intersection (Exit 11), north for about five kilometres will have one-lane closures for repaving until Friday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 at the Bishopville Road overpass will be rerouted onto the new Bishopville overpass for bridge construction until Monday, Dec. 31. The speed limit will be reduced to 80 kilometres per hour. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: McEwan Bridge — Trunk 1 McEwan Bridge over McEwan Brook on Trunk 1, about four kilometres west of Middleton will be closed for replacement until Sunday, Nov. 25. A detour is provided on Mount Hanley Road, Clarence Road and Elliott Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Northwest Arm Drive Northwest Arm Drive at the Walter Havill Drive and Albert Walker Connector intersection will be reduced to one lane for signal upgrades from Monday, Nov. 26 until Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. Work takes place from sunrise to Sunset. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288last_img read more