Man City kept up their title charge with a convincing 4-1 victory over their rivals Man Utd on Sunday whilst Liverpool continue to mount a challenge just six points behind
Kyle Walker aimed a derby dig at Manchester United and said Pep Guardiola’s men are relishing being pushed all the way in the title race by Liverpool.
City demolished local rivals United 4-1 in Sunday’s derby at the Etihad Stadium to move six points clear of title rivals Liverpool, who have a game in hand.
Walker said this season’s title race is similar to the epic tussle between City and Liverpool in 2019, when Guardiola’s side beat Jurgen Klopp’s men by a solitary point on the final day of the season.
City and England defender Walker also said the Blues “owed” United one, having lost several recent derbies to them at the Etihad.
“I think this season especially, it feels extra special,” said Walker. “We’ve found it difficult when they’ve come here in recent years. They’ve turned us over.
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“We could have won the title one season and Paul Pogba scored a late goal, so I think we owed them one and we did it in style. It was an important victory.
“I think every game from now until the end of the season is a cup final. We need to make sure we bring the same level of performance to every single game and hopefully that will be enough for us to clinch the Premier League.
“This is a great one for the bragging rights, but the season is not over by any stretch of the imagination.
“We know we need to keep getting the three points and keep putting the performances in.”
On what City must do to clinch the title at the expense of Liverpool, Walker said: “We have to keep it going if we want to meet our goals and objectives at the end of the season.
“I watched Liverpool on Saturday and they’re a fantastic team with key men in very good areas.
“We just have to make sure that we do what we have to do and hopefully that will be enough.
“It’s football, I love playing under pressure and I feel like that’s when we produce our best football, when our backs are against the ropes and we have got people breathing down our necks.
“It’s exciting, it’s good for the English game and it’s what the fans pay a lot of good money to come and see.”