Next, Thursday (3 January) will receive Manchester City in the topper of the 21st match day leader Liverpool. The Reds have 7 points lead over the reigning champion. Pep Guardiola do not know whether he will do a profession will be able to do on his playmaker.
"I don't know how Kevin is," said the Spaniard after the victory at St Mary's. "I know that it is nothing serious, but I don't know if he will be ready for Thursday.” The 27-year-old de Bruyne missed this season due to two knee injuries already have a string of games for City. In the Premier League trotted him on in just six of the twenty matches.
Vincent Kompany was allowed a further 90 minutes to complete. The captain had a fairly trouble free afternoon, he picked up a little yellow. Against Liverpool have City, according to Kompany "hungry and aggressive". "Our pride was a little touched and everything is still open", said the Red Devil after the three pointer against the Saints. "We have it in hands and today was a step in the right direction. We have the following match to speak with the institution that we always have. We just want to win. We must be ready for a fight, to them the fire, the shins and the victory to deal with it.”