Manchester City midfielder Rodri has admitted that he and his Manchester City teammates face a tough time catching up with Liverpool in the Premier League this season, calling Jurgen Klopp's side the 'best in Europe'.
The Citizens are currently eight points adrift of their Premier League rivals after only eight games. The Reds have a 100% win record so far this season, whereas City have already lost twice and drawn once.
As a result, summer signing Rodri has been quick to praise the Champions League winners, highlighting their supreme record over the past couple of seasons. Speaking to ESPN FC, Rodri claimed: "T
"They're a great team, they have improved a lot of things, they're a very good team, and they're the best team in England and in Europe."
The Anfield side stormed to Champions League glory last season, while Pep Guardiola's men went on to claim an unprecedented domestic treble. As a result of the two clubs' success in recent seasons, there has been a growing rivalry.
When asked whether Manchester United or Liverpool were the Sky Blues' fiercest rivals, Rodri replied:
Rodri and his teammates are due to face off against Liverpool at Anfield in an already crucial match in the league on November 10.