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Graeme Souness makes bold claim about David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne

Says Souness: 'De Bruyne has had a brilliant season but, if you asked me to choose between them, Silva would edge it'

DAVID SILVA – and not Kevin de Bruyne – is the Premier League’s best midfielder, insists Graeme Souness.

De Bruyne, along with Liverpool’s Mo Salah, has been tipped to win top honours when votes are cast for Player of the Season.

David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne boss the Manchester City midfield

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David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne boss the Manchester City midfield

But Souness told The Times that Spanish ace Silva is the key ingredient to Manchester City’s success.


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He said: “People talk about De Bruyne, and he has had a brilliant season but, if you asked me to choose between them, Silva would edge it.

“In Silva and De Bruyne, City have the two best midfielders in the Premier League at the moment.


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“People will talk about the goalscorers, Sergio Aguero and Mo Salah, but I see Silva and De Bruyne being the difference in both games.

But Graeme Souness thinks Silva just has the edge over his teammate

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But Graeme Souness thinks Silva just has the edge over his teammate

 

The two players must be at their very best against Liverpool on Tuesday night if City are to overturn a 3-0 deficit

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The two players must be at their very best against Liverpool on Tuesday night if City are to overturn a 3-0 deficit

“In the last third, where it’s so tight and there’s nowhere to manoeuvre, everything has to be spot on.

“Those two are the best at being able to find that yard in the final third and then deliver a shot or a cute pass.”