A number of Liverpool fans have hailed Kevin De Bruyne as a deserving winner of the Premier League Player of the Season.
Sky Sports reported that the 29-year-old Manchester City midfielder had scooped the prize ahead of Reds trio Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold, who had also been shortlisted, despite Pep Guardiola’s side finishing 18 points adrift of the champions in 2019/20.
De Bruyne registered a mammoth 20 assists in the league last season, seven more than the next highest player on the list (Alexander-Arnold, as per premierleague.com), as well as netting 13 goals in the division, including one against Liverpool in Man City’s 4-0 win at the start of July.
In 2017/18, when the Etihad Stadium outfit romped to the Premier League title with a 100-point haul, Reds winger Mohamed Salah was named Player of the Season after a 44-goal campaign which included 32 in the English top flight.
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These Liverpool fans on Twitter felt that the “outstanding” De Bruyne “has been immense” for City and was a worthy winner of the individual accolade, with some Reds critical of a report in Manchester Evening News which claimed that Kopites were fuming over the Belgian’s recognition:
— Andrew Ley (@LibraryBloke80) August 17, 2020
No one Liverpool fan is fuming well deserved Kevin brilliant player 🙌🏼👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/CsIaRFNwnh
— Daz (@Daz_2528) August 17, 2020
Totally agreed. He was outstanding in an odd year for City. Still glad Hendo won the writers award.
— Vincent McCann (@mccannvin) August 17, 2020
Agree – what’s their agenda – KDB had an excellent season – was always going to be a tough ask but nobody can say that he wasn’t a deserving winner
— Alun Roberts (AJAR) (@AlunInHope) August 17, 2020
I’m a Liverpool fan for over 30yrs & would’ve loved one of our men won it but KDB is a special player who would fit in any team. Congratulations Kevin. YNWA
— Bobby Dazzler (@unsworth1live) August 17, 2020
He totally deserves it
— klopp’s first son (@sleeky08) August 17, 2020
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