Kevin De Bruyne’s blistering start to his Manchester City career has led to teammate
Raheem Sterling comparing the Belgian’s impact to the influence Barcelona forward Luis Suarez had on his former club Liverpool.
De Bruyne joined City from Wolfsburg in an off-season deal worth £54million and has helped his new club lead the Premier League, progress to the Champions League
knockout stages and also reach the semi-finals of the League Cup.
Suarez, in his final season at Liverpool, almost single-handedly won the Premier League title for the club in 2013-14 by scoring an astonishing 31 goals.
The Merseyside club eventually fell short, finishing two points behind City.
De Bruyne has had a similar impact on his side, scoring nine goals and providing
eight assists in 15 starts in all competitions this campaign.
“He’s a top player. He’s someone that gets in and around the box and creates
and scores goals,” Sterling was quoted as saying by British media.
“Is he like Suarez? Yes, most definitely.
Every top team needs a player who scores and assists goals so regularly like
Kevin does. It’s most important.
“With Suarez, you knew once he got in and around the box, you knew what he
was capable of doing, usually it ended with a goal. It’s the same with Kevin.”