After Manchester City won at Wolves, Kevin De Bruyne was already looking to another title tussle with Liverpool, adding that despite a standout result , team glory ranks above his personal exploits.
City won the Premier League in 2017-18 and 2018-19, holding off the Reds down the home stretch in the latter season, but then relinquished their title to Jurgen Klopp ‘s team last term.
Liverpool registered six points from the first two matches of their title defense before Pep Guardiola ‘s men even took to the field, with City making a late start due to their participation in the Champions League in August.
However, De Bruyne broke the deadlock at Wolves on Monday, had a hand in Phil Foden ‘s second and then, after Raul Jimenez halved the deficit, supplied an assist for Gabriel Jesus in stoppage time.
The reigning PFA Players’ Player of the Year, who created six chances in all, did not shy away from the challenge before City.
“It’s obviously hard,” De Bruyne told Sky Sports. “It’s a little bit of a weird season, but we know we have to start well.
“Wolves have been a bit of a bogey team for us in the last couple of seasons, so to come here and do this performance is encouraging, because we’re missing a few players.