Guardiola would have learnt a lot from last season, says Liverpool great.

Graeme Souness has backed Pep Guardiola's Manchester City to win the 2017-18 Premier League title.

Guardiola just needs to sort his defence out as the Citizens already have "the hardest thing to get right, which is scoring goals," according to the former Liverpool midfielder.

"Man City are my favourites for the title at the moment," Souness told Sky Sports. "They already have the hardest thing to get right, which is scoring goals, so they just need to sort themselves out defensively.

"They have signed a new goalkeeper [Ederson] but I think the biggest thing for them is getting back a player who hasn't been fit for two years in Vincent Kompany. I think if you can get him fit then everyone in that back four becomes a different player.

"If they sort themselves out defensively they'll be the team to catch. But it's a big if and if they go down the same road, over-complicate the goalkeeper situation and play too close to their own goal they might be more of the same, even with Kompany.

"I would like to think Guardiola has had a look at our game now and realised that no one is going to roll over and everyone you play is going to be a challenge. Everyone in the Premier League believes they can get a result anywhere so none of them will roll over for him."

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