Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini fears that midfielder Yaya Toure could miss their remaining six Premier League fixtures after picking up an injury against Liverpool yesterday.
City are now seven points behind the Reds after a 3-2 loss at Anfield, however they still have two games in hand on the Merseysiders.
19 minutes into the encounter, Toure limped off the field in what was a thrilling top-of-the-table clash.
Liverpool went two ahead thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel, before a David Silva strike and Glen Johnson’s own goal brought it level at 2-2.
But in the 78th minute Vincent Kompany’s error gifted a chance to Philippe Coutinho to curl the ball into the bottom corner of Joe Hart’s net.
While Pellegrini is sweating on the injury to his star midfielder, he has admitted that if Liverpool were to extend their 10-game winning streak to 14 then they would be worthy league champions.
“It’s difficult for Yaya to be in the next game,” he told Sky Sports. “We will see tomorrow, I don’t know how serious he is injured.
“I think it will be difficult for him to finish playing this season.
“We will continue fighting, nothing is finished today.
“If Liverpool win their four games that they have to play and win 14 games in a row they deserve to be the champions. If they don’t win their four games, we are going to be.
“The title didn’t finish today.”
Man City will continue their push for the Premier League title against Sunderland in Wednesday’s midweek fixture.