Kevin De Bruyne Reveals His Unique Relation With Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk

Published 04/11/2022, 2:45 PM EDT

Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk recently clashed against each other at the Etihad Stadium during Man City’s home game against Liverpool.


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De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk both played crucial roles for their teams during the game. After the final whistle blew, both men kept their on-field rivalry aside and got engaged in a conversation.

After the game, the Belgian also talked about his off-the-field relationship with the Liverpool defender.


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Kevin said, “I know Virgil… me and Virgil see each other a lot. Our children go to the same school and they like to play together, so it was just a friendly chat.”


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De Bruyne opened the scoring for Manchester City and had a huge influence on the game.

Virgil van Dijk once again proved to be a key figure for Liverpool against City as he helped Liverpool to defend against a strong Pep Guardiola side.

The game ended in a 2-2 draw as City maintained a one-point gap at the top of the table.

But Liverpool are right behind them and will be ready to take advantage of any mistake from Manchester City in the upcoming fixtures.

Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk will play a huge part in this season’s Premier League title race

Both Liverpool and Manchester City have several big stars in their ranks at the moment. And Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk are such individuals who can be pivotal to this season’s title race.

In the past, we have seen how Liverpool’s defense has suffered in the absence of Van Dijk. Liverpool really missed the Dutch last season after his injury.

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But following his return, Liverpool’s defense once again started performing well. Thus, Van Dijk’s presence will be crucial for Jurgen Klopp for the remaining fixtures.


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Coming to Kevin De Bruyne now, the Belgian has been exceptional for Pep Guardiola’s side in the last few games. He ran the midfield and provided some superb passes to the forwards.


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Not only did he play a key role in the midfield, but De Bruyne also scored goals.

He scored 4 goals in City’s last four Premier League games and is in top form right now. The Belgian international is indeed a crucial player for Pep and can turn any game in City’s favor at any point in time.



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