Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has admitted that his side’s title hopes could be gone if they do not find a way to defeat Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side on Thursday.
After going 32 matches unbeaten to secure the title last season, Pep Guardiola’s side have fallen seven points behind 2018/19 Premier League table leaders Liverpool this season.
Liverpool have had an impressive winning stat this current season, winning 17 and drawing three of their last 20 Premier League fixtures so far.
The Anfield’s outfits impressive stat will be put to test on Thursday night, as they travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in a high-profile showdown.
And Bernardo Silva, who is earning £120,000k-a-wk [Spotrac] has admitted that the pressure will firmly be on his side when the host Liverpool.
He said via Goal.com:
“We know the pressure is a little bit more on us.
“Because if we don’t win, it will be very difficult to go after them.
“That’s what we will try to do. It is what we try to do every game. We will try to win the three points, especially with our fans, and we’ll try to win that game.”
With Merseysiders stats so far this season, especially against Manchester United and Arsenal, Silva knows his side can fall further behind, and this defeat, if it happens, would end their title hopes and that even a draw would be far from useful.
“We have to think that we have to win every game possible to try to reach them, to close the gap a little bit and that’s what we’ll try to do in the next game.
“We know we are seven points behind and if we win it will be only four – seven or four is very different – but we’ll put some pressure into them.”
Liverpool have been the Premier League’s most impressive side in 2018-19 thus far, and Silva recognises that Klopp’s side have quality all over the pitch.
“They’ve had a lot of clean sheets. An impressive defence. The front three, everyone knows how good they are,” Silva said.
“They work a lot. The midfielders they work a lot, they press a lot. We know them, they know us, this season they’ve been doing very well in the Premier League and the Champions League so it’s two very good teams, and we’ll try to win the game.”