‘I don’t think it’s a bad replacement’ – Kevin De Bruyne hails Man City star for replacing unbelievable Man City teammate against Liverpool

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has praised Julian Alvarez for his impressive performance in Erling Haaland’s absence in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Liverpool.

Haaland, who has scored 42 goals in all competitions for Manchester City, missed the game against Liverpool due to an injury.

“Erling is an unbelievable player but we’ve been winning loads of games in the last eight years that I’ve been here,” said De Bruyne. “He’s an additional piece that helps us a lot, but we know if he’s not there we have Julian who is a World Cup winner.

“I don’t think it’s a bad replacement we have as a teammate – everybody knows their task and whoever is on the pitch will do the job.”