Pep Guardiola believes it is “unrealistic” to think Manchester City will be able to overhaul Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.
Despite an impressive 3-1 home win over second-placed Leicester, City remain 11 points behind Liverpool having played a game more.
Liverpool remain unbeaten this season, they have not tasted defeat in the league for 34 games – when City beat them 2-1 at the Etihad stadium on January 3.
However, Guardiola is content in concentrating on his own side’s performances, starting with Friday night’s trip to Wolves.
“Hopefully Leicester will have a good performance against Liverpool in the next game but before that we’ve got to think about an extremely tough game at Wolves,” Guardiola said.
“But I think it is unrealistic to think we are going to chase down a team who has 60 victories out of 70 games.
“If they lose a few games and we win and win I don’t know what will happen but I’m not optimistic they are going to lose four or five games in 10, 11, 12 games because they are such an incredibly strong team.
“We just have to relax and play how we played against Leicester and try to win our games to secure Champions League qualification next season and after that, you never know.”