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De Bruyne reveals why he has no feeling to exit Manchester City

De Bruyne reveals why he has no feeling to exit Manchester City

The runaway Premier League leaders suffered their first defeat on English soil since April 2017 as a scintillating second-half display from the Merseysiders inflicted a 4-3 defeat at Anfield. We played against Manchester City!

Manchester City's 22-match unbeaten start to the Premier League came to an end with a 4-3 loss to Liverpool in a wild and thrilling game at Anfield early yesterday [Macau time].

He said: "To play the way Liverpool did, you need energy, pace, legs all over the park, courage and belief - and Liverpool had all of that".

Roberto Firmino caught out John Stones to get on the end of Oxlade-Chamberlain's throughball and dink a finish past Ederson, the first of three goals in a dizzying nine-minute spell, with Sadio Mane and the excellent Mohamed Salah also getting in on the act.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is respectful in what he says about Coutinho - "a world-class talent" - but you get a sense the Liverpool squad's bonding trip to Dubai has helped ease the passage of his departure as well as integrate a new arrival in Virgil van Dijk.

There was still a nervy last quarter of an hour as Liverpool nearly, but not quite, yet again surrendered a three-goal lead.

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While the Reds' top-four challenge goes from strength to strength, City can still reflect on a 15-point lead over Manchester United, who host Stoke on Monday. "To score in front of the Kop in a big game is an incredible feeling and I'm glad I could add that and get us off to a good start".

"The game was in our hands at 1-1 but our finishing was not good and then it went suddenly to 4-1."You have to be stable when you concede a goal and we were not solid enough". Week in, week out they have good performances - and even if the performances aren't that good, they still win their games. It says a lot about our mentality that we still ran, still pushed ourselves and pulled two goals back.

"But this is just one game, it is just three points, and we have to keep going", Can added.

"If you combine quality with attitude, you see a game like this".

"People watched this game all over the world and this is why - take your heart, throw it on the pitch and play like this, both teams".

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