Raheem Sterling says Manchester City’s clashes with Liverpool are biggest of the season and are even bigger than the Manchester derby.
The rivalry between the clubs continues to grow in recent seasons as they meet in high-stake encounters, with both sides competing for major honours.
“Every time we play Liverpool now, that’s when the stadium is at its loudest, the fans are roaring,” Sterling told the Mirror.
“The game against Liverpool at home, I don’t want to sound arrogant, but we did say as a group that if we win that game then we can still have a chance of winning this title race. It was a must-win game for us.
“We knew how high the stakes were and you realise this is getting serious now, it’s crunch time now and I’m just grateful that we were able to get over the line.”