Kevin De Bruyne: Don't write Manchester City off yet

  • Kevin De Bruyne: Don't write Manchester City off yet

Kevin De Bruyne: Don't write Manchester City off yet

"You can not say enough what an fantastic season De Bruyne has had", Given told Sky Sports' Premier League Daily.

But who has been better?

The two players will be hoping to do their talking on the pitch when they come up against each other at Anfield on Wednesday night. Have your say below and get involved in the debate in the comments section. He set up the third goal with an exquisite cross to Sadio Mane, who dissected the City defence to head past Ederson. "He's a huge value for the team but to top goal scoring charts is remarkable". The Egyptian only needs two more goals to equal the record for a 38-game season.

City will win the league if they beat Mourinho's Manchester United in the derby clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, but defeating his old boss adds little extra motivation for the 26-year-old. They are the four best players of this year consistently.

Unable to pick from his teammates, De Bruyne selected Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen, Burnley's James Tarkowski and Chelsea's Marcos Alonso in defence, while he didn't let supporters in on his midfield or attack. Sky Bet rate his chances at 4/6, with Salah given odds of 11/10.

With the domestic title nearly secure, De Bruyne and the rest of the City squad can now focus fully on their bid to conquer Europe. And, in terms of mentality as well, he never hides. I don't think it's disrespectful'.

"They are going to be the big favourites but I think we have played a lot of games where it was possible to score three goals, so why not?", he added.

Rarely have the season's Professional Footballers' Association and Football Writers' Association's annual accolades been won by different players.

"But Mo is in a fantastic way, that's for sure". I was only 21 at the time - no one is going to play all the time at that age. He helps us a lot. "They're just too good".

He also said that the pair only spoke twice while working together and both conversations were about him potentially leaving the club. It's our thing to relax and have fun, and if people take it that it's bad towards them, them I'm sorry, but it's just for us.

"It happens", De Bruyne said.

"I voted for Salah".

"I know the way we play is ideal for Liverpool", Guardiola said of his team's expansive style, "because they're a team that attack that space unlike any other team in the world, especially with Mo Salah, Firmino". I'm ok with it, as long as nobody's hurt I'm fine. It depends on what people are looking for in a player.

"Every time we get a player who hits the big heights everybody makes out that the likes of Real Madrid and PSG are looking at our players".