Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Mohamed Salah should be Player of the Year

Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp

Cape Town - Kevin De Bruyne insists he has done enough for Manchester City this season to be crowned the Player of the Year ahead of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

The hugely-anticipated Champions League quarter-final clash between the Premier League's two top-scoring sides kicks off on Wednesday at Anfield (7.45pm, live blog on RTÉ.ie/sport and live on RTÉ2 television) where the emphasis is likely to be on goals.

De Bruyne has made 43 appearances for Guardiola's side so far this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting a further 19 strikes.

Salah has also been enjoying the form of his life in his first year at Liverpool, having scored his 37 goal of the season, in the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Salah is set to pose the greatest attacking threat to City, having already scored 37 goals in all competitions this season, and Van Dijk believes the Egypt global is nearly unstoppable when at his best.

'When he is 100 per cent and in the zone then he can beat anyone.

"I tell you what, I'll have Salah in my team of the year", Savage joked as the studio burst into laughter.

Van Dijk can not vote for his team mate but said the team will continue to do everything possible on the pitch to boost Salah's chances of claiming the individual honour.

"That's obviously not my decision".

"What I admire most of the important teams is that in this kind of situation, knockout games, in the bad moments they are calm.because they know their chance is coming and when it comes they are not going to miss".

"He's having an awesome season but he needs to keep going, the season is still going".

"He can make the difference every time he wants to", De Bruyne said. It makes us better.

"I think everyone in the dressing room are just normal guys".

I happy because I can play nearly every minute without any problems and play at a level that is constantly very good, very high.

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