"(It matters) a lot. Just the 111 points to play!" Pep Guardiola said when asked about Liverpool's slow start, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
"It's very early days. I'm sorry but after two fixtures we can not make any plans about the future. We play Newcastle. Respect to all the other teams we will try to improve our game and win the game.
"It's just two Premier League games. We have a long way to training, we start the next month we try to improve our principles, our game.
"The best way to see that is in the games. First two games really good. Now we have to continue that game."
Liverpool drew Fulham and Palace in their opening Premier League fixtures while Man City defeated Bournemouth and West Ham.
It's 108 left points to play for, not 111, but Guardiola's point is clear: it's a long race and City's four-point advantage does not mean anything at this point.