The player received the Premier League Player of the Year award at the North West Sports Awards last night said:
“This season has seen us get off to a good start, and that is very much appreciated here.”
“If you are still up there by December, then you have serious options of staying there. The big name sides rarely slip up, especially during the first half of the season. If you fall too far behind, you leave yourself very few, if any options.
“The Premier League is the title which everyone wants, even more than the Champions League, especially considering that the club lifted the title three seasons ago.
“The players who have been at the club for longer have won every title possible apart from the Premier League, and the players and all also especially the fans want to win it.
“If they had to decide between the two, they choose the Premier league.”