Mohamed Salah moved joint top in the Premier League's scoring chart after converting a penalty as Liverpool played out a 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Sunday.
A win at the Etihad would have taken the Reds to the summit but they were forced to settle for a draw in a battle between the two dominant powers over the past two seasons.
That meant Leicester clung onto top spot after leapfrogging Tottenham Hotspur with a 1-0 win at home to Wolves.
Jurgen Klopp's champions made an aggressive start against City, with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota all in a fearsome-looking starting line-up.
The visitors went ahead in the 13th minute when Salah converted a penalty after Kyle Walker clipped Mane in the box. The Egyptian forward took his tally to eight goals, on level with Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tottenham's Son Heung-Min and Leicester City's Jamie Vardy.
City drew level just after the half-hour mark when De Bruyne picked out Gabriel Jesus in the area with his back to goal. The City striker cleverly turned past Trent Alexander-Arnold and poked past Alisson Becker.
City were awarded a penalty themselves just before the interval after a VAR check when Joe Gomez was unable to get his arm out of the way of a De Bruyne cross but the Belgian skewed wide.
The draw left Liverpool in third place on 17 points after eight games, one behind Leicester and five clear of City, who have a game in hand.
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