The Manchester City and Liverpool FC attackers are widely considered to be the two front-runners in the race to win the PFA player of the year award this season following their sparkling form in the Premier League.
De Bruyne has been in sensational form for Manchester City to help Pep Guardiola’s men move to within the brink of winning the title.
The Belgian attacker has scored seven goals and made 15 assists in 31 games for City to help the Citizens move to within one game of securing the top-flight trophy.
Salah has also been in brilliant form in the top flight for Liverpool FC since his move from AS Roma last summer.
The 25-year-old Egyptian has scored a staggering 29 goals in 31 Premier League games for the Reds to help them up into third place in the table.
And although De Bruyne, 26, has admitted that he has been very impressed by Salah’s performances, he feels that they are two completely different players.
Speaking to Sky Sports, De Bruyne said: “You cannot compare – it is impossible. So how do the players choose?
“Everybody has his own opinion. It depends on what people are looking for in a player.
“Salah has a remarkable goalscoring run, and he plays very well like an inside forward type of role, for me. This season he has been incredible.
“To compare us, I don’t know. With the statistics how are we going to compare ourselves? It’s totally different, I played (against Everton) like a defensive midfielder, how you can compare me to an inside forward? I have no idea.
“He has been outstanding, his record speaks for itself. It’s just the way it goes. Luckily I don’t have to do that.”
The two stars are prepared to go head to head on Wednesday night when Liverpool FC host Manchester City in the first leg of their crunch Champions League quarter-final clash at Anfield.
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