And Belgium star De Bruyne insists City must believe they can haul down the Reds.
"We know we have not been at our best this year, but we keep on fighting and there's still a lot of games to play for us," said De Bruyne.
"Other teams lost points around us, so it was good to get to win today.
"Every time you lose a game, you try to show a reaction in the next one, even though this year we have lost points, every time we come back with a win.
"Every performance you have to be critical of yourself - some are better than others - and at this level, the small details make the difference."