Liverpool romped to the league title last season. Jürgen Klopp’s men smashed all sorts of records on their way to the club’s first championship in 30 years. It was such an astounding victory in such unusual circumstances that the Reds set the record for the earliest and the latest title win in history. Speaking ahead of this season’s fight for the trophy, Kevin de Bruyne admitted Liverpool pose a tough challenge.
Record breaking Reds
Last season was a great time to be a Kopite.
Jürgen Klopp showed that his side weren’t downhearted about missing out on the title by a single point the season before, they were unphased by finishing second with a mammoth 97 points.
No, the Reds were instead spurred on. They went on to amass 99 points in the campaign, a total which would have surely passed 100 had their rhythm not been interrupted by the pause in play.
Klopp’s side eventually finished 18 points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, something nobody would have predicted at the start of the season.
Kevin de Bruyne on Liverpool
Manchester City have started their campaign well, beating Wolves 3-1 at Molineux.
Speaking to Sky Sports (21/09/20 at 10:25 pm), Kevin de Bruyne discussed the challenge of beating Liverpool to the Premier League title this season, saying:
“We know you need to start well, the only thing we can do is play game by game and Thursday is another one and we’ll try to do our best.
“But we know if the pace is the same as the last three years then it’s going to be a hard job. We want to fight against them. We need to fight against them.
“I think we make each other better and that’s what, for me, sport is all about.”
What RTK has to say
It is interesting that De Bruyne has picked up on the benefits of Liverpool being in such good form.
However, it is not surprising. The Belgian is a consummate professional and has been at the top of the game for a few years now, constantly improving.
Having to keep pace with Liverpool must provide more than enough motivation to spur on his performances.
In the years to come we’ll remember him as a more than worthy adversary, for now we can only hope that he slips up.