Kevin De Bruyne and his teammates are ready for a title fight and will do everything to prevent Jurgen Klopp from winning the League title for the last time before he’ll leave Liverpool and will not allow Mikel Arteta to become the first Arsenal coach to win the title since Arsene Wenger retired.
While Liverpool remain at the top of the League table even after a defeat against Arsenal over the weekend, Manchester City will take charge of the title race if they win their game in hand.
Liverpool lead with 51 points while both the defending champions and Arsenal have 49 points each. Kevin De Bruyne believes that Manchester City will win the title once again to become the first English team to win the top-flight title in four consecutive campaigns.
Meanwhile, while the title race looks like a three-horse race, De Bruyne refused to write off Aston Villa and Tottenham. He said they all have a chance to become champions although they will have to fight the Cityzens to achieve the feast.
“There are so many teams there,” Kevin De Bruyne told Standard Sport. “Liverpool and Arsenal are there with us, but I’d say even [Aston] Villa and Tottenham are close. We will be fighting with five for the moment.
“There’s a little pressure anyway to do well, but there’s no point looking at what’s going to happen in two months.
“We need to win games now and try to enjoy it. We know what we need to do. The pressure is always there, but we’re ready to fight again until the end.”
Manchester City will return to Premier League action on Saturday against Everton. Pep Guardiola will hope to continue the winning streak having defeated all their last five opponents in the League.