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Former Liverpool player Jamie Redknapp has named Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne as his player of the season.
Premier League is currently on suspension due to coronavirus, however, before it was suspended, Manchester City star overall has made 35 appearances so far in which he has scored 9 goals and provided 20 assists.
“There have been some outstanding performances this season. But Kevin De Bruyne has been absolutely outstanding,” the former Liverpool man told Sky Sports.
“His statistics this year have been his best ever, and if the rest of the City side had been as consistent as him, they’d probably be in contention with Liverpool.
“For me, De Bruyne’s assists and goals really make him stand out for me. His numbers are just far and away better than anyone else’s.
“If it does go to somebody outside of the Liverpool team, he is the only person you can really mention, because he has been that good, and has shone like a star in that City side at the moment.
“I would say he’s the best Premier League passer I’ve seen, and that’s including David Beckham, Paul Scholes, all of them, because he has the variation of passing.
“If we finish the season, he will break Thierry Henry’s assist record 20.”
De Bruyne has provided 16 assists in his 26 Premier League appearances.
Redknapp added: “I love the way he plays, he just makes the game look so easy. All the great players I’ve played with over the years – John Barnes, Paul Gascoigne, Paul Scholes – they look like they’ve got more time than anybody else, and that’s what De Bruyne possesses, it’s like time stands still when he has the ball.
“He always has that extra moment of relaxation while everyone else is panicking, and I think that’s what sets him apart for me.
“Even with my Liverpool affiliation, I’ve just been in awe of what Kevin De Bruyne has done this season.”
source – Manchester Evening News