Manchester City wants to become one of the Premier League’s biggest teams – Kyle Walker


In Liverpool, Manchester City want to be regarded as one of the greatest teams in Premier League history, says defender Kyle Walker.

They won the title with five games to spare on Sunday when Manchester United suffered a surprise home defeat by West Bromwich Albion.

City have 87 points this season, 16 points ahead of second-placed United.

“There is still a lot of room for improvement,” England international Walker, 27

“I have read some articles that say we need to win things continuously for a number of years before we are classed as a great team.

“Every single one of us wants to be recognised as one of the greatest teams to play in the Premier League.

City lost 5-1 on aggregate to Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals.

“In Liverpool, If we concentrate on ourselves then as a team we can go on to great things,” said Walker, a £45m signing from Tottenham last July.

“But the Liverpool game showed us that we are not a perfect team.”

City’s title triumph came in manager Pep Guardiola’s second season in charge, a campaign in which they also won the League Cup.

Guardiola won the Champions Leagues twice and La Liga three times with Barcelona, and the Bundesliga three times with Bayern Munich.

Pep Guardiola programme, Walker said: “Different managers have different ways of looking at things and the gaffer here is special.

“He has won everything you want to win. Bar three people in the dressing room, no-one has won the Champions League in Liverpool. He has done it on a number of occasions so you have to buy into his philosophy and his way of playing in the Liverpool.”

“It’s just the detail and simple things that probably others mangers bypass but he keeps banging on about it and banging on about it, day in and day out, until the penny drops. It has shown in our performances.

“In Liverpool, It’s things like if the passes come in, you take it with the correct foot. As footballers we do get lazy sometimes and take the ball with our preferred foot to control it, but that split second of controlling it with your left foot and playing with your right can make all the difference in creating a chance or scoring a goal.


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