Manchester City determined to close gap on Liverpool, says Aymeric Laporte
Last Updated: 30/01/19 12:19pm
Aymeric Laporte says Manchester City will fight until the end of the season to retain the Premier League title following Tuesday night’s loss to Newcastle.
City looked to be well on the way to a ninth successive victory in all competitions and reducing Liverpool's lead at the top of the table to a single point when they took a first-minute lead at St James' Park.
However, Pep Guardiola's shell-shocked side eventually left Tyneside on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline, handing the Reds a chance to extend their advantage to seven points at home to Leicester.
City host Arsenal, live on Sky Sports Premier League HD, this Sunday, and Laporte insists his team-mates will lift their performance levels in their forthcoming matches in order to keep pace with Liverpool.
He told City TV: "It's always disappointing when you lose because we were supposed to get closer to Liverpool and to our goal. But obviously we need to learn and look forward, learn about our mistakes and think about the next games.
"There are still 14 games left, so we are going to fight until the end.
"We have a great team no matter what the result was, so I am not worried about the performance and the players we have in our squad. Hopefully we can improve and we can do better in the upcoming games.
"All the games are important, (Newcastle) as well. It was as important as the rest of the games ahead, but obviously after the defeat we are going to need an extra effort to win the following games and keep being in the title race."