By Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
Published: 13:44 GMT, 9 November 2019 | Updated: 13:44 GMT, 9 November 2019
Ex-Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has said that the infamous attack on his side's team bus by Liverpool fans last year saw Jurgen Klopp's men become their number one rivals.
The coach was ambushed as it headed to Anfield for a Champions League quarter-final in April 2018 and eventually had to be written off due to the damage it sustained.
In his new book, 'Treble Triumph' Vincent Kompany: My Inside Story of Manchester City's Greatest Ever Season, which is being serialised in The Sun, the defender said that day intensified the rivalry between the clubs.
Manchester City's team bus is pelted with objects as the team arrive for the game in 2018
'I was on the coach as it was bricked. That moment things changed. The rivalry increased and they became our No 1 team to beat. The mood among City fans towards these games against Liverpool had changed,' he said.