Liverpool have established a five point lead over City at this early stage, after Pep Guardiola’s side were beaten 3-2 by Norwich City in a shock result this weekend.
The Reds may well have an advantage in the title race now, but De Bruyne has urged for calm and insisted that Jurgen Klopp’s side’s task is still diffciult.
“Last season we were seven points behind – it happens,” he said.
"Of course we want to win every game but it is difficult. You have to respect the other team and when they do well. They do well and that is it.
"It will be tough, the next seven months, like last year.
"We lost four games out of 38 last season and that is a good record. We can still win this season with the same points at the end of this season.”
On the face of it De Bruyne's comments do not appear to be particularly controversial.
But Liverpool fans do not appear to be scared of City’s threat though, with confidence rising at Anfield.
Meanwhile, no one at LFC cared. And the philosophers all asked the question "if a message is sent and not received, was the message really sent?"— Just waiting for that elusive 7th. What you doing? (@Neboneid) September 16, 2019
Haha, we just lost, but be afraid, be very afraid.— Wes Ringhof. (@W_Ringhof) September 16, 2019
Now now don't take it out on us because your team lost hehe anyway you are a Liverpool fan anyway— wayne (@shag75) September 16, 2019
Cause Liverpool didn't sign him at young age.— Sixtimes (@MashugaNuts_) September 16, 2019
It’s literally been 5 games. KDB already worried.— Joe Williams (@williams_joe224) September 16, 2019
There’s only one team talking about us winning the league in September. It’s Fckn September— shane (@shane78753359) September 16, 2019
Liverpool have taken maximum points from their first five games this season, but even they survived a slight scare at the weekend.
The Reds fell behind against Newcastle United, but came back to claim a 3-1 victory.
Liverpool and City are both in action in midweek this week, as they start up their Champions League campaigns.
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