Kevin De Bruyne is arguably one of Manchester City’s best players but Pep Guardiola’s side have been coping without him.
The midfielder has only played 30 minutes of action so far this season due to a knee injury that he suffered in August.
It was widely expected that De Bruyne would be on the sidelines for around three months, and it seems as though he is on track to return sooner than planned.
On Monday, the Belgium international confirmed on Twitter that he has returned to training with his teammates.
Back in training! ?? pic.twitter.com/ABeELZU7MA
— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) October 1, 2018
The news has certainly caught the attention of Liverpool supporters given that their team will face Guardiola’s men at Anfield on Sunday.
As mentioned, City have not severely missed De Bruyne due to the quality that they have running through the team.
The club currently sit at the top of the league table following an unbeaten run of six wins and one draw.
Interestingly, Liverpool hold the same record, but they sit second in the standings due to a slightly inferior goal difference.
The form of both of these teams makes Sunday’s encounter all the more important, and the news of De Bruyne’s return to training has certainly got supporters talking.
— Oliver Wåhlén (@Oliver_Wahlen) October 1, 2018
What a suprise
— Quality (@498a4969bcc54b0) October 1, 2018
No excuses now when we beat them. Up The Reds
— Brian Miller (@twobitdz) October 1, 2018
Who cares ,how many times we beat them last season with De Bruyne ,good no excuses
— noel rowe (@noelrowe7) October 1, 2018
With or without him we av always dealt with them and it won’t change anything right now. YNWA
— Luis Van Nelsyn (@ONelsyn) October 1, 2018
— Ashton (@ashtonlw_) October 1, 2018
Wasn’t De Bruyne supposed to be out for three months? No wonder he’s back in training already. Well for once I am glad to have the best City player out there playing against us. To be the best, you gotta beat the best. See ya at Anfield this weekend ??♥️#LFC #LFCFamily #YNWA
— FreakyFirmino❤️ (@MpbYNWA) October 1, 2018
— My Surname is Khan™ (@ejaz_k) October 1, 2018