John Stones has claimed Manchester City are still the best team in England despite Liverpool winning the Premier League title of the season.
The Citizens are sitting on the 2nd place of the league table, 23 points behind the Reds. The latters have recorded just two losses throughout the season compared to nine of Pep Guardiola's side.
And despite the latest results, Stones still believes City are the best in the land and has sent a title warning to Liverpool.
When being asked if his side are the best team in Englan, the defender told beIN Sports
: "I think yeah, quietly confident.
We know our abilities and I think that the standard that we've set for ourselves and each other in the dressing room is every three, four days, playing at this high, high standard over the last few years is something to be very proud of as players.
That's what we keep striving to do and take that into next season and to finish this season off by keeping our standards and trying to better ourselves, as I said, defensively and taking our chances at the other end of the pitch."
It's frustrating for all of us really. I think it's something we're definitely not proud of from previous seasons, breaking the record, doing back-to-back and then this season letting games slip where we've been on top and been the better team is something we need to improve on and are looking to try and do that."