Media watch: Spotlight on Kevin De Bruyne

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"Every generation is blessed with one midfield genius, and De Bruyne is one of the main reasons City already have one hand on the Premier League title".

At the Etihad Stadium, Aguero and the brilliant Kevin De Bruyne, who contributed three assists, were in inspired form as City blew away Leicester City in the second half to seal a 5-1 result - their 23rd league victory from 27 games.

"An authentic legend of this club", City coach Pep Guardiola said of Aguero.

"As supporting roles go, it was just one more masterclass from the mercurial Belgian who has lit up this Premier League season more than any other".

Kevin De Bruyne's teasing low cross was turned home by Raheem Sterling for his 20th goal of the season inside three minutes, but there was a rude awakening for City's record signing Aymeric Laporte on just his second appearance for the club as Jamie Vardy skipped beyond the £57 million defender before shooting into the bottom corner.

"But he knows and everybody knows, to be there you have to win titles and titles and titles. The way he played, it's hard to find [a better] one in Europe". "Without the latter stages you will not be nominated". This season, however, has seen Kevin De Bruyne hit another impossible to reach level, which has led to comparisons to five-time Ballon d'Or victor Lionel Messi. "Most teams look for security, want to avoid mistakes instead of acting".

Liverpool will be hoping to see the former AS Roma man build on Sunday's outing against FC Porto in the Champions League and carry momentum towards the concluding part of the season.

With all that in mind, I think that Manchester City will win this game and that they will win with some ease.

Since the start of the 2012-13 season, no player in Europe's top five leagues has more assists than De Bruyne with his 77.

"To be fair, when I am busy playing football I don't care". "What happens after is an extra". I'm very pleased with the way everything is going for me. I'm doing what I have to do. It is something you reflect on after you get something like that. It makes it easier for me, easier for them. United fans will now that all too well after Maguire scored a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw during the festive period at the King Power to deny Jose Mourinho's side the full three points.