MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne warned Manchester City to not begin dreaming of Premier League title glory after Sunday’s (April 10) thrilling 2-2 draw towards Liverpool left them in pole place to retain the trophy.
Pep Guardiola’s facet stay one level forward of second positioned Liverpool following a traditional encounter on the Etihad Stadium, leaving them on observe to pip the Reds to the title.
City led twice by way of objectives from De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus, however Liverpool hit again to equalise on each events due to Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane.
City midfielder De Bruyne is aware of pundits will make his crew favourites to win the title for a fourth time in 5 seasons.
“I know people said whoever wins gets the title. But I don’t think the teams think that way, the schedule is way too tough for both teams to win all their games,” De Bruyne mentioned.
Belgian worldwide De Bruyne felt City did sufficient to take all three factors, which might have been a hammer blow to Liverpool.
“Today we played very well, I think we had the upper hand. This is the way we need to play the rest of the season,” he mentioned.
“We ought to rating more. It is what it’s. It was an ideal sport. I believe it ought to be more earlier than half-time however we have been nonetheless profitable.
“The way the second half started is the disappointment. I think we played great and created enough chances to win the game.”
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson conceded his crew want City to stumble in the ultimate weeks and urged the Reds to maintain up the strain.
“They don’t drop many points of course, but we’ve got to concentrate on ourselves and win as many games as possible,” Henderson mentioned.
“If they do slip up we’ve got to be there right behind them.” The Reds have been on a 10-game profitable run in the league earlier than City halted that blistering streak.
Henderson hailed Liverpool’s refusal to give up after City appeared set to assert a vital victory following De Bruyne and Jesus’s objectives.
“It was an intense game. We wanted to come here and give it everything to get the win,” he mentioned.
“Unfortunately we didn’t do this, however on the similar time we didn’t lose the sport. We’re nonetheless in the race, so it’s positives and negatives.
“It’s pleasing to come back again twice from being behind, reveals plenty of character to do this right here.
“We got our goals, but at other times we could have defended better.”