Mourinho Prevented De Bruyne From Joining Forces With Klopp

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Milner is right to point out that constant improvement and this season it has manifested itself as a more controlled Reds side, as opposed to the one that has thrived on chaos for the previous two seasons.

De Bruyne could still play a pivotal part in City's quest for the quadruple but it has been a frustrating time for him this season. And it's like - five goals, 10 assists, whatever. I said, 'I feel like the club doesn't really want me here.

The peculiar thing is we have achieved all of this without what many would consider to be our very best player - the inimitable Kevin De Bruyne. "We know that, and the players have shown they want to do it, and I didn't have any doubts about that". "So it's going to be different, no?" And Mata was also out of favor at the time, so José said, 'Well, you know, if Mata leaves, then you will be the fifth choice instead of sixth.' I was completely honest.

"So the club ended up selling me, and there was no big problem at all". "They said you're too quiet".

De Bruyne confirmed that the erstwhile manager was ruthless in his approach when dispensing with the midfielder. For a month in the Premier League, we've known it'd be nearly impossible ... no, possible but very hard, to win the title if we dropped points.

"Jose called me into his office in December, and it was probably the second big life-chaging moment for me". They can't interact with you.

In an even first half, Salah and Mane both went close for Liverpool after setting up each other with crosses from out wide. The players have since come back to haunt the Blues by joining their rival clubs after rejuvenating their careers elsewhere.

For this reason, Anderlecht fans are giving advice to chairman Marc Coucke, director of football Frank Arnesen and Michael Verschueren about the players they would prefer to see at the club next season. "I earned a spot on the first team within two months", De Bruyne said.

De Bruyne, after his brief spell at Chelsea, was well aware of his fellow new arrival's reputation but was surprised to discover the man did not live up to his billing. I was on the bench, and I never really got a chance again. You threw me in the garbage.

"In the end, I should have just said "thank you". So I said, 'No. It takes me a really long time to open up to people.

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