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Man City star De Bruyne beats four Liverpool stars to claim PFA Player of the Year award

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has claimed the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Player of the Year award.

The Belgian beat out four Liverpool stars in Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and last year's winner Virgil van Dijk.

"It's a huge honour," De Bruyne said. "To be voted for by your colleagues and competitors from other teams who you play against and then for you for best player is amazing.

"It's strange that I'm the first one at City given all the good players that have played here before and who are still playing here but it's nice to represent the club.

"I think it is [the ultimate honour to be nominated by fellow professionals] because you compete against them, they want to win the trophies, they want to be the best.

"When they vote for you, and it's everyone who is voting not just a few players, that means you've done really well during the season."

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