Jose Mourinho has claimed the Premier League title race is already over following Liverpool's 3-1 win over Manchester City on Sunday, but Vincent Kompany believes there is still a chance for his former side.
The victory came courtesy of goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, leaving the Reds nine-points clear of title challengers City after 12 league games.
Before kick-off, Kompany had suggested that the title would not be decided in November regardless of how big a gap Liverpool have created.
"In this case, if you look at the last decade or so, there have been numerous times where Liverpool were top of the league and there were numerous times where City were behind as well," he said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
However, Mourinho insisted that the race is over, but not before saying that his win with Chelsea at Anfield in 2014 handed City the title.
"When I gave you the title [back in 2014], you never told me thank you," he said. "When I gave you the title by winning here and you didn't even call me to say thank you, you were the best team."
"They were not the best, they were there, they were almost there, but you were the best team, at this moment I don't think there is that difference in power.
The 56-year-old went on to praise Liverpool for their performance on Sunday, claiming the Premier League trophy is all but theirs.
"They know how to win, they know how to cope with the pressure," Mourinho said. "Because if the distances are three points or six points, it is still very open, but if the difference is nine points, goodbye."
"If you are behind [in the title race], you have to feel like you can reach them. If you are top of the league with a big advantage, you have to feel like it is not over.
"But I am not there, I'm here. And here, from my position, I think it's done unless something dramatic happens in terms of an injury situation that breaks the team.
The Reds go in to the international break eight points clear at the top of the table, after wins for Leicester and Chelsea saw them leapfrog City into second and third respectively.
Source : 90min