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Guardiola on contract talks, Foden, Liverpool clash, and injury updates.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was coy on his long-term future at the Etihad, saying "you know I am not thinking one second about that.

"We have two or three weeks until the World Cup and this is an important time. After that, we have plenty of time to talk about that."

The Cityzens manager heaped praise on England midfielder Phil Foden, who has been in fine form this season, scoring six goals and registering 3 assists in nine matches, adding that he is a vital player in his squad that produces special moments during games.

"Phil [Foden] has his strengths, he is an important player for many things," the Spaniard said. "It's a lot of goals, he has played a lot of important games and he always produces something special."

Speaking on Man City's Premier League match against Jurgen Klopp's Reds at Anfield on Sunday, Guardiola says his opinion about the Merseyside club has not changed despite their position in the league table and believes they remain their "biggest challengers for the title".

Liverpool are currently 10th in the table, 14 points behind table-toppers Arsenal.

"It's always difficult in the years since we have arrived here together, it will be a tough game and I don't expect anything else.

"The game will be dictated on the pitch, not by the table, because we are in front of them or behind, not because of those kinds of things.

"I know the quality they have, they know the quality we have. If this was with three games left, I would say they could not catch the top of the league but with so long left plus a World Cup, anything can happen."

Guardiola also provided injury updates on England internationals Kyle Walker, John Stones, and Kalvin Phillips, saying: "All of them will be out – Kalvin and John will be back, I don’t know when. One week or 10 days? Kalvin is getting better. Kyle is out for I don’t know how long."

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