Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has continued to compliment Bernardo Silva, believing the Portugal international is surpassing Mohamed Salah.

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Pep Guardiola has congratulated Bernardo Silva for proving his assertion that the Portuguese midfielder is the best player in the Premier League right now.

Guardiola made the assertion following Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa, in which Silva scored a well-struck volley.

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City went to the top of the standings with a 3-1 win over Watford on Saturday, as the former Monaco star continued his superb form of late with a brace.

After the encounter at Vicarage Road, the Sky Blues’ manager reiterated his claim that the 27-year-old is outperforming Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah as the best player in the English Premier League.

“I want to say thank you, because after what I said [in midweek about Silva being the best in the league currently], the performance he has done – he didn’t make me wrong,” said Guardiola.

“So, thank you. He did me well. He is so important for us.”

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City and Liverpool appear to be primed to fight for the Premier League title once more, with comparisons being drawn already between this season and the thrilling 2018/19 campaign.

In possibly the highest-quality head-to-head race the league has ever seen, both teams pushed each other all the way to the final day.

Assessing the current state of play at the top of the division, Guardiola said: “Today, one team dropped points. Next week it could be us or Liverpool.

“Many things can happen. There are many games still to go and now comes the toughest part of the season with many games. We are going to try and continue on this level.”

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