Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk does not think the title race is done and dusted.
But Van Dijk knows that City have the ability to go on a record run of wins to narrow the gap.
He told reporters: "It's like any other three points of course, but it was a bit special because you are playing against the champions, your direct rival.
"You can imagine everyone is happy we got three points again, especially before an international break.
"It is not a nice feeling if you go into the international break having dropped points – especially at home – so we were very good and we had to be if we were going to get the three points.
"We all know and we all feel there are so many games left that so many things can happen between now and May.
"We are very happy with the position we are in, but we cannot take it for granted. We just have to keep going and take it game-by-game.
"The busy period is still to come – December is unbelievably busy. Then we have January and February and you never know what can happen.
"We want everyone to be fit and at their best, but you can't be at your best every other day. Hopefully, we will do it, but we can't think about it."