What a week to be a Scouser. Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the table to a sensational 25 points whilst Manchester City were banned from the Champions League for two seasons. Thanks to City being banned from UEFA competitions for the next couple of seasons, it is our view that Liverpool making an audacious bid for Kevin De Bruyne isn’t entirely off the cards.
Personally, this writer doesn’t think that De Bruyne will want to stick around at The Etihad due to the ban.
The Belgian is one of the most, if not the most, talented playmaker in world football.
At 28-years-old, De Bruyne is hitting his peak years in the middle of the park yet he is at club mired in scandal, instability and unpredictability.
A player of the City man’s quality deserves a Champions League win on his CV. He will surely go down as one of the greats of his day, to see him finish without that winner’s medal would be a black spot on his career.
With City banned from the competition for two seasons, it’s not unrealistic to think that the playmaker will be looking to move in order to complete for club football’s greatest honour.
Enter stage left: Jürgen Klopp.
Liverpool can offer Kevin De Bruyne a place in a side regularly competing for the Champions League for the next two seasons.
City on the other hand are banned from the competition and in those two seasons could see their might atrophied by an exodus of ambitious stars and an inability to attract top talents, meaning they could struggle to compete in the competition when they are permitted to enter again.
There is also the obvious point that Kevin De Bruyne has supported Liverpool since he was a child, he would likely relish the opportunity to join the club.
If there is some sort of ‘non Champions League qualification’ release clause in KDB’s contract then we could be in business. One can only dream.