De Bruyne returns to Man City training ahead of Liverpool Premier League clash

De Bruyne returns to Man City training ahead of Liverpool Premier League clash

- De Bruyne could return to action for the first time this weekend against Liverpool

- He returned to training for the first time this week after returning from knee injury

- The midfielder was expected to return to action next month but returned almost a month before

Manchester City superstar Kevin De Bruyne has handed his side a boost after returning to training for the first time since August.

The Belgium midfielder suffered knee injury just few days after the new Premier League season kicked off two months ago.

He is originally expected to return in November, but his manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed the early return of the attacker.

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According to the Mirror, he might be available for selection when they host Liverpool this weekend in a battle for EPL top spot.

Man City are the current table toppers with 19 points - the same as the Reds ahead of their encounter this weekend.

"We will see tomorrow," said the City boss. "He came back to train today, yes. He’s in contention."

Guardiola had issues stopping Liverpool last term and he will hope to avoid such occurrence this term.

They deserve all the praise they get. We got a lot of praise last season," Guardiola said. "We should be so proud to be compared with them.

"It was always United, Liverpool, then Chelsea, then Arsenal, and now we are there. We try to get closer.

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"He [Klopp] has all the qualities that everybody knows about Liverpool. At the end, it’s the teams and the clubs that win the game.

"I don’t play against the manager, we play against Liverpool. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose, sometimes we win competitions, sometimes we lose competitions.

He is an excellent manager, I have a lot of respect for the way he plays, his proactive teams. In the Premier League we beat them, in the Champions League we didn’t. previously reported that Manchester City have been handed a major boost as midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne made a surprise return to training sooner than expected.

The midfielder suffered knee-ligament damage back in August and it was expected to be out of action for three-four months to make a full recovery.

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