City ace fires rallying call
Manchester City must keep winning after Liverpool dropped more points on Monday night, Bernardo Silva has said.
The champions bounced back from last week's surprise loss at Newcastle with a comfortable 3-1 defeat of Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
That kept pressure on Liverpool at the top of the Premier League, with the gap now three points after the Reds were held at West Ham on Monday night, but Silva is aware any momentum could quickly be lost this week.
City are back in action at Everton in a rearranged game on Wednesday before hosting Chelsea next Sunday.
The Portuguese midfielder said: "We knew after the Newcastle defeat we had to give a response to that game here in front of our fans.
"We are very happy with the win, very happy with the way we played.
"I think it was a good performance (to get) back to winning ways and mentally it is very good for us because now we have two very difficult games against Everton and Chelsea which we want to win.
"If we don't, it will start getting very difficult to fight for this Premier League. If we want to keep being alive in the Premier League we have to win them.
"We have some pressure but we will keep trying to do our best."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.