Liverpool have been handed a triple injury boost ahead of Thursday's game against Manchester City with the news that Adam Lallana, James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri are all set to be fit and available for selection.
All three players sat out as Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace last week, with different injury concerns, but they've all been training alongside their teammates this week and are ready to face Pep Guardiola's side at The Etihad.
And he then went on to add that he finds it unusual for De Bruyne, arguably the best midfielder in the world, to be clapping players who "can't even lace his boots".
Speaking on talkSPORT, Murphy said: "It's a perception of respect, "the right thing to do", the message you're trying to send to the football world that when somebody wins, that you show respect and grace".
"I don't know where it started and why it started, I would feel uncomfortable doing it".
"If I was a Liverpool player and United won the league, you know they're better than you, you respect that and you're trying your best to be like them, so they know you respect them".
"The fans don't want you to do it, the players don't really want to do it, it's all for effect and it doesn't mean anything".
"Kevin De Bruyne is the best midfielder, probably, in the world, and he's clapping his hands and giving a guard of honour to players who can't even lace his boots!"
"I don't see the point".
"However, I think the fact that City's season isn't yet over may give them the edge, and I expect them to deliver a message to Liverpool that they will be right there alongside them again next season".
Liverpool have been celebrating wildly but are still chasing a series of Premier League records already set by their next opponents.
In that campaign, they became the first team to amass more than 100 points in the Premier League, won the competition by the biggest points total (19), recorded the most wins (32), and scored the most goals (106).
Jurgen Klopp's team were crowned the top team in England when City lost 2-1 at Chelsea last week, a result that meant they had an unassailable 23-point lead with seven matches remaining.