Vincent Kompany left Manchester City at the end of the last season, leaving good memories at the Etihad Stadium. However, there might be one that stands out the most for the Belgian defender. He recently admitted it felt great to ruin Liverpool’s Premier League title chances on the last day of competition last campaign.
Both sides were locked in an intense battle for the Premier League title all last season and City pipped them to it by one point on the final day. Kompany has now described what made the title victory stand out in City’s domestic treble winning season.
“I had a good friend who was at Liverpool for their game against Wolves that day,” the Belgian said in his new book which is being serialized in The Sun.
That day City were playing Brighton and ‘The Seagulls’ took the lead. Whereas Liverpool were winning their game against Wolves meaning the title would have been coming to Anfield for the first time, but things didn’t go that way.
“After we had won and we’d celebrated, I rang him to ask how their crowd had reacted when Brighton took the lead against us.
“He told me it was like a party inside the ground and that some of their supporters were crying in the stands saying, ‘We’re going to do it’.
“When I heard that, I realized it was worth us having a scare just to spoil their day that little bit.”
The Sky Blues ended winning their game 4-1, sealing their second straight Premier League triumph.
These two clubs are facing each other this Sunday, with Manchester trying to reduce the gap between them and the Merseysiders with a victory. If these match needed any more controversy, Kompany made sure to add it.