first_imgLiverpool most recently beat Leicester to extend their lead, while Manchester City suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat to Wolves, leaving them eight points off the league leaders after eight games.It was a second loss of the season already for City, who were also beaten 3-2 defeat by Norwich, having only lost twice all last season when they retained their title.Jurgen Klopp’s side will set a new Premier League victory record of 19 successive wins should they beat Manchester United and Tottenham after the international break.And a look through the book, ‘Pep Confidential’ where journalist Marti Perarnau went behind the scenes at Bayern Munich in Guardiola’s first season in Germany, the City boss said that “league titles are won in the final eight games, but they are lost in the first eight games”.Basically, you can drop a few points, but not too many between August and October as you need to keep within touching distance of your rival. Getty Images – Getty “Even the Leicester game wasn’t a brilliant performance, but Liverpool got the job done; whether it was a penalty or not doesn’t matter, they won the game.“Liverpool have to step it up because they won’t keep getting away with it if they [put in] performances like against Sheffield United and Southampton.“But they will get better.” Liverpool fans will be hoping an admission made by Pep Guardiola in 2014 comes true six years later.The Reds are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table, having made a perfect start to the season. 2 Pep Guardiola has said the league can be lost in eight matches LIVE on talkSPORTcenter_img Liverpool are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League 2 One man who believes this will be the season Liverpool finally get their hands on the title is former midfielder Danny Murphy.Murphy, who was part of their cup treble-winning side of 2000/01, says the Reds are winning without being at their best.“I think Liverpool will win it,” he told talkSPORT. “I think Liverpool will get better because they haven’t been great at times.“It’s an amazing sign [to be winning games despite not playing well], and they are digging in. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this weekSunderland vs Grimsby (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Germany vs Argentina (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Russia vs Scotland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Czech Republic vs England (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Tranmere (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 AFP or licensors last_img