Chelsea are just two points behind City as things stand, but Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham are already way off the pace.
City currently trail leaders Liverpool by six points, a lead the Reds have been able to build and maintain as a result of consistent late goals. Aguero admitted that there is already enough evidence that their new rivals are the only team this season who can ‘hurt’ the champions.
“Liverpool has always been a tough opponent. But when I arrived, the team we were fighting for the title was [Manchester] United,” Aguero told France Football.
“Liverpool has become a very strong team and is now fighting with us to win the Premier League. It’s the only team that can hurt us. This year they are in front of us and will try to go to the end.”
Should Liverpool win that game, their advantage at the top would grow to nine points and make it incredibly difficult for them to be caught. However, if City win, the gap would be slashed to just three points, meaning that a further slip up would be enough for Liverpool to be overtaken.
Before that, both clubs are in action in matchday four of the Champions League group stage this week. Liverpool host Genk, while City make the trip to Italy to face Atalanta.