Kevin de Bruyne made a subtle dig at Liverpool by tweeting a jokey message after Manchester City beat their title rivals on Sunday.
Tottenham dropped a crucial point against the Reds on Saturday night. The reigning Premier League champions made up for it by beating Newcastle 5-0 at Etihad to take a three-point advantage over their rivals at top of the table.
Rodri, Aymeric, and Phil Foden all scored in the win. Raheem Sterling’s goals were the final touches to the match. De Bruyne played a significant role in City’s win, even though he didn’t score. Later that night, the Belgian maestro took a dig at Liverpool via social media.
The Premier League tweeted a series of photos of Liverpool’s win, with the caption: “One step closer,”Only the tweet can be deleted.
After City had regained pole position for the title, fans demanded to know where City’s version of the tweet was. De Bruyne agreed and made the honors – City fans were delighted.
De Bruyne posted the cheeky message just hours after City boss Pep Guardianiola made a bold attack on Liverpool at his post-match press conference.
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Reds’ 30-year-old title drought was brought up by the City chief. He even claimed that his side were against it. “everyone supports Liverpool”.
He said beIN SPORTS“Everyone in this country supports Liverpool, the media and everyone, of course because Liverpool has an incredible history behind in European competition – not in Premier Leagues, because they’ve won one in 30 years – but it’s not a problem at all.
“The situation is what it is. We need to do nine points or maybe six right now, it depends what happens in the next two games in terms of goal difference, but now Wednesday is the real, real final for us. We are going to try to win there. Our destiny is in our hands and this is important. We have to look at ourselves. With one point or three points, nothing’s changed. We have to do it.”