Jurgen Klopp Wants Kevin De Bruyne To Fit, So Liverpool Can Beat The Best Manchester City

Jurgen Klopp “100 percent” wants Kevin de Bruyne to play at Anfield on Sunday and believe that Liverpool will meet the best Manchester City side when Bruyne will play with the city. And according to Pep Guardiola, the Belgian midfielder coached with City on Friday after almost two months out with a knee injury and is in contention playing opposite the Klopp’s side. Liverpool and the City, together with Chelsea, are expected to be the main contests for this season’s Premier League title, making the meeting at Anfield a nice perspective.

Klopp has hit Guardiola in the last three meetings finishing City’s 22-match unbeaten league start in January, then knocking them out of the Champions League with a two-legged quarterfinal tie in April. Liverpool manager wants to show once more that his players can be better than defending English champions when they meet face-to-face but suggested that it would be a more satisfactory competition if De Bruyne played.

“Yes,  it is 100 percent,” said Klopp. “I really like him as a player, his talent, skills, attitude and so on with all the things, decision making. He uses the right skills at the right time, though David Silva is of course not his teammate too bad at it either. It’s the best combination. Kevin is still at an age where he can improve a lot. He is 26, so there is much more to come. And he is also an excellent, friendly guy and shares a good bonding with other members.”

“When did his injury happen? It happened in the month of August? Now, this is the October month. He is recovering very fast and this is amazing both for Bruyne as well as for the team.