Man City's style convinced De Bruyne to snub Bayern, PSG

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne are vying for the PFA Player of the Year award ahead of Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg at Anfield.

However, as good as De Bruyne has been - Salah has been equally as good and is on course to become the leading goal-scorer in Premier League history, which is in his maiden campaign with Liverpool - having previously failed at Chelsea.

The Belgian midfielder has been fantastic for the City team this season - bagging 15 assists in 31 league matches this season, four more than his teammates, Leroy Sane and David Silva, who both have 11 each.

De Bruyne told BT Sport's Des Kelly that he had voted for Salah and provided a snapshot of his voting ballot during an interview with the journalist.

'Everyone needs to find a system and playing style that suits you more. In both our cases that's true but that's the same for a lot of players. If it's nobody from our team I think Salah deserves it. It's just the way it goes. I think if the coach wants to speak with you then you just do it.

De Bruyne is refusing to give up on the tie and said City have shown already this season that they are capable of scoring goals against the best. In the 10 years I've been playing, nine-and-a-half years have been up and half a year has been a bit down.

"At Chelsea, he didn't play too much but in Roma he was wonderful - every game he created a lot of chances but sometimes missed", Guardiola said Tuesday.

Guardiola on De Bruyne: "He can do everything on the pitch".

"We know it's going to be hard".

"I don't look at what happened before I don't know how to pick anyone else other than Salah if I can't pick someone from my team".

"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".

"I'm not really somebody who speaks a lot with coaches if a coach wants to speak with you, then you just you do it".

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


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