Manchester City can go top of the table with a victory over Everton, leapfrogging Liverpool by a point, for at least a few hours until the Reds play later this afternoon.
However, Pep Guardiola has admitted that winning the treble may be impossible this season.
“This isn’t a fairy tale, it’s more complicated than that. Try to beat Everton and we will see what happens,” he said.
“We have 99.99% possibility that we are not going to win the treble because [we should] never, never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever have done it. The chances to do it again are like this.
“If it was easy, another team – United in that time – would do it again. It’s not easy, not even winning at Brentford.
“What I like is the satisfaction when in Luton Town when we’re in trouble and we won and the celebration in the locker room, this is what I like in my team. Win at Brentford when last season we couldn’t beat them. [It’s] this satisfaction.
“The players know how difficult it is and how difficult it will be in 10 or 15 days when they come back here to play the game in hand.”