After losing to Wolves on Sunday, confident Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola said his side can still catch Liverpool FC in the Premier League title race despite the "distance being big."

"I know these guys. They are still incredibly involved and they can still do it. The distance is big, I know that. For many circumstances, they [Liverpool] didn't drop points. It is better not to think one team is eight points ahead. It is only October. There are still a lot of games," the Spaniard added.

After just eight matches into the 2019-20 season, table-toppers Liverpool, who are yet to lose or draw a game, are eight points clear of the reigning champions, Man City. The lead is the biggest any side has had in Premier League since Chelsea in 2014, who went on to lift the Premier League trophy that season.

With two losses, one draw and five wins, Man City are undergoing their worst start since the 2013-14 edition under Manuel Pellegrini, when they won the title.

If you look at the previous season, Man City had a bigger gap to bridge when they fell 10 points behind Liverpool in the title race. However, that circumstances were different then as the season was already inside 19 matches and City had a game in hand. The rest is history as Guardiola's City went on to retain their title only to become just the third side to do so after Manchester United and Chelsea.

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Pep Guardiola will hope to get one over his old side Barcelona when he travels back to the Camp Nou with Manchester City. Getty Images

"It was a bad day. I had a feeling today would be the day when we created less. We have faced many teams defending deep and more or less we found a way to do it but today we had a problem," Guardiola said after City's 2-0 loss at home to Wolves.

Since the 2014 season, it is for the first time that City have failed to win two out of their opening four matches at home. The current champions have already dropped as many as five points at home- two more than the entire previous season. In fact, when City registered the record 100 points during the 2018-19 season, they dropped only seven points at their home ground of Ethiad Stadium.

While Liverpool head to Old Trafford for their next big Premier League fixture against Manchester United, Man City will hope to return to winning ways when they face Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park Stadium after the international break.