Wolves boss Lage: Man City and Liverpool 10 years ahead of rest of Prem | OneFootball

Wolves boss Lage: Man City and Liverpool 10 years ahead of rest of Prem

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Wolves boss Bruno Lage believes Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool are TEN YEARS ahead of the rest of the competition.

Lage takes Wolves to Anfield on Sunday knowing City must slip up against Aston Villa if Liverpool are going to overhaul them to win the title.

But the top two are 18 and 19 points ahead of Chelsea in third place.

"City finished third in their first year with Pep (2016-17), so it takes time to build that kind of team,'" said Lage.

"You can have a lot of money but you don't build a successful team in one year.

"There are maybe 50, 60 'top of the top' players and some are at Real Madrid, some at Atletico, Milan, Inter and PSG and some of them are here, at Liverpool and City.

"These are the main teams with the main players so it takes time and ability to arrive at this point.

"You cannot miss the younger players too. You need to find those targets, and not sell them.

"Liverpool and Man City are doing that – they renew, every chance they have.

"At Liverpool, they know Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are very good, but two years ago they bought Diogo Jota, now they've bought Luis Diaz from Porto.

"These are the kind of things to be aware of.

"Sometimes it's hard to convince the players to move from these top teams to improve others.

"So sometimes it takes five, six, seven years. Who were the best teams 10 years ago? Man United, Chelsea?

"The other teams were working for the future.

"Look at City. They arrived and 'grew up' in 10 years.

"So, you can see how they have grown in those 10 years."

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