Kevin De Bruyne says Sadio Mane has been “the total package” for Liverpool this year, and would be his Premier League Player of the Season.
The annual Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Awards would have been scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 26, but have naturally been postponed along with the rest of the campaign.
Mane has registered 14 goals and nine assists in the Premier League so far this year, and has been one of Jurgen Klopp’s star performers throughout their title challenge.
Asked on BT Sport who would be his pick for the individual award, De Bruyne said:
“I would say Mane.
“I think he has been the total package this year for Liverpool.
“He has been important, so if I had to choose somebody, I would choose Mane.”
De Bruyne himself was among the favourites for the award prior to the disruption of the coronavirus outbreak, with a combined 25 goals and assists in the Premier League.
The list of favourites was, of course, dominated by Liverpool players, with Klopp’s side still 25 points clear as the season hangs in the balance.