Each April, English Premier League stars across the country get their votes in for the PFA Player of the Year Award. Last season, Virgil van Dijk was given the honor and rightfully so after his brilliant campaign for Liverpool.
Unfortunately this time around, we won't be crowning a PFA Player of the Year due to the coronavirus pandemic pausing play. However, that hasn't stopped Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne from letting everyone know who he'd go with.
A player from a major rival? Yes indeed, as he revealed Liverpool goal-scoring machine Sadio Mane would have been his pick.
"I think he's been the total package this year for Liverpool and he's been important," De Bruyne said in an interview with BT Sport. "I think if i had to choose somebody I would choose Mane."
With Mane being a key member of LFC's attack, the Reds were in the middle of a historic campaign, racking up 82 points in 29 matches. Liverpool still stands 25 points clear of No. 2 Manchester City in the table.
On the season, Mane has 14 goals and seven assists to his name. You know it probably means a lot to him hearing such positive words from De Bruyne, who was also considered a favorite to win the Player of the Year honor due to his tremendous play in 2019-20.
It's great to see such kind of mutual respect between the two elite players. At the same time, it just makes us miss seeing them in action even more.