Kevin De Bruyne on Man City's hostile welcome at Anfield: 'It happens'

Kevin De Bruyne on Man City's hostile welcome at Anfield: 'It happens'

De Bruyne is casting his vote for Liverpool's Mohammed Salah for Player of the Year, and Spurs' Davinson Sanchez for Young Player of the Year.

"In my feeling, this year there's not been a lot of games where I've been a little bit down".

"I'm not really somebody who speaks a lot with coaches". "The thing I am most happy about is that I can play nearly every game, nearly every minute without any problems and play at a level that is constantly good or high". "I was only 22 at the time - no one is going to play all the time at that age".

The Belgian playmaker has been sensational in Manchester City's journey this season and is already one step away from claiming the Premier League title for the Citizens.

"I've got absolutely no worries whatsoever that he won't be at Liverpool next season".

As far as the Premier League Player of the Year award is concerned, it looks like being a two-way dogfight between Liverpool goal-extruder Mohamed Salah and Man City's orchestral conductor in chief, Kevin De Bruyne. If I see the amount of games I've played in my career it's a lot, so I'm happy'.

With City harbouring similar aspirations to the since-dethroned Londoners, Guardiola needs his most influential player to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors and not taking their position for granted. 'It's just part of football - it goes up and down.

When City won 2-1 at Old Trafford in December, their loud celebrations sparked a tunnel bust-up, but there will be no holding back if City are crowned champions today.

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. With the statistics how are we going to compare ourselves? If you lose, you lose, you have take it up that people mock you, that people do things on social media, say things about you. "I'm honest with my voting, he deserves it, if other people don't do it I don't mind". I think if the coach wants to speak with you then you just do it.

"It's clear that City, with the things they have and the heights they have reached this season, their confidence is probably at an outstandingly high level".