Despite their poor start, Kevin De Bruyne thinks Liverpool will be at their best when Man City visits on Sunday.
With one game in hand, Liverpool is in 10th place, 13 points behind City.
De Bruyne was asked if he was shocked by Liverpool’s struggles. He responded, “I don’t look at it that way – obviously, they lost some points, but they are still Liverpool, and I expect them to be good; that’s the only way I see it.”
Although they were defeated at the Etihad Stadium in April and lost the FA Cup semifinal match. “ The last few years, we’ve done well, even last year if we didn’t win, so I think it’s probably going to be a good game again,” De Bruyne said.
“Maybe we have more control of the game. They are more of an up-and-down team, and we are a team who has more control of the game, so if you can control that style of play, then maybe you have more of a chance. Last year I thought we played great, but we didn’t win any of the games, so sometimes it goes that way … Obviously, it’s hard playing away at a top-six team always,” he added.
“I have always got the feeling that at one point they can just bounce back because they have a quality manager and all the players are quality,” the defender said. “They have shown that over the years. I think they can deal with setbacks, and I expect them to come back. Obviously, it will be a tough place to go. It is never easy to go there, so we have to make sure we are in a good place,” Nathan Ake stated.
After four games, City’s goalless draw at Copenhagen on Tuesday guaranteed qualifying for the knockout round of the Champions League. Pep Guardiola decided to rest Erling Haaland because he was worn out. How important is it that the center-forward is available to play Liverpool? Let’s wait!