Get all your news in one place
100’s of premium titles. One news app. Zero ads. Just $10 per month.
Liverpool Echo

Kevin de Bruyne makes 'crazy' Liverpool claim after Man City beat Wolves

Kevin de Bruyne showed his respect to Liverpool following his Man of the Match display in Manchester City's 5-1 away win at Wolves on Wednesday evening.

The Belgian midfielder scored four times as Pep Guardiola's side moved one step closer to the Premier League title, with Liverpool now relying on West Ham and Aston Villa to cause City an upset in their remaining two fixtures of the 2021/22 campaign.

Just like the 2018/19 season, both City and Liverpool have displayed levels of consistency far above the rest of the division as they again battle it out for top-flight glory. It now seems unlikely the Sky Blues will lose the league from this position, though it has been a valiant effort from Jurgen Klopp's men regardless.

READ MORE: Liverpool have unorthodox Fabinho replacement that fans have never seen before

READ MORE: Liverpool striker left watching Champions League parade on TV after being forced to miss team flight

WEMBLEY SPECIAL: Pick up your FA Cup final poster in today's ECHO

Recognising the impressive nature of both teams when speaking after last night's victory in the West Midlands, De Bruyne told Sky Sports: “It’s a little bit crazy the standards we both set, you can only respect it.

“They’ve [Liverpool] played everything until the end of the season. We know how hard that is, and I think both teams have ultimate respect. We play hard, that’s the only thing that we can do.

"Now we have to prepare ourselves for West Ham and that's not going to be an easy game. We're going to try and go there and win the game. Whatever happens, we'll see."

Liverpool trail the league leaders by three points, though the Sky Blues boast a superior goal difference of seven. The Reds had led the way in the latter department for much of this term, though City have clawed this back courtesy of scoring 14 times in their last three outings.