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De Bruyne: A loss would not be ‘season-defining’

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne insists “there’s no way the season would be around” if Liverpool were to win Sunday’s major-of-the-table clash at Anfield.

City are trying to find a 3rd successive EPL League title but they have some floor to get well if they are to make it a hat-trick of domestic crowns.

The defending champions are 6 points behind pacesetters Liverpool ahead of Sunday’s meeting at Anfield.A victory would see City move up to next and within just a few points of the Reds, though defeat would depart them 9 points off the tempo and in fourth spot just after Leicester and Chelsea each won on Saturday.

De Bruyne appreciates a loss would put a big dent in his side’s title aspirations but he states even if they fall short to get a result on Merseyside they will not be out of contention.”If they had been to win, then the hole is large, but it really is not season-defining,” De Bruyne advised the club’s formal web site.”There is no way the season would be in excess of, you will find nevertheless so quite a few games just after with a great deal of points to play for, but certainly if you have a 9-point gap then they’d be very happy and for us there would be additional strain.”Chelsea and the Foxes have enjoyed fantastic begins to the season and both have to thought of as title contenders at this phase, with the two sides 5 points behind Liverpool.

De Bruyne refused to rule out either maintaining the pace and battling for EPL League glory but the Belgian global thinks that in the end the title race will occur down to a battle in between his side and the Reds, who he sees as City’s “most important danger”.City are unbeaten in 6 games across all competitions and are in search of a fourth EPL League win in a row, though Liverpool continue to be unbeaten in the league and have picked up 31 points from a possible 33 forward of Sunday’s big fixture at Anfield.