It’s surely now a case of when, and not if, Man City surrender their status as Premier League champions to Liverpool, with Kevin de Bruyne admitting his side have made ‘too many errors’ in their title defence this season.
Having collected an astonishing 198 points over the course of the previous two seasons, Man City came into the 2019/20 campaign as favourites to win a third consecutive crown.
However, Pep Guardiola’s side have collected just 57 points so far this season, losing six of their 27 Premier League games to date, all while Liverpool have remained unbeaten to open up a whopping 22 point advantage going into this weekends fixtures.
Jurgen Klopp’s side need just 12 more points to secure the clubs first league title in three decades, and while Kevin de Bruyne admits the Merseyside outfit will be deserving champions, he said he and his teammates ‘gave it away’.
“We’re performing well but we’ve lost too many points,” De Bruyne told Sky Sports.
“It feels a bit like the first season with Pep where we were playing good football but we were making too many errors.
“There are games where you think you are fully in control and then the last five or 10 minutes, we basically gave it away and in this period where Liverpool are not dropping any points, every point you drop is too much.
“Even if we did better, I think the way Liverpool are performing this year and winning basically everything, they deserve to win and be champions again.”