Guardiola  lauds ‘huge talent’ Foden after great display at Anfield

Man City boss, Pep Guardiola, has described Phil Foden as a “huge talent” amid indicating he still has a lot to learn despite his breakout performance against Liverpool.

Man City took another step closer to regaining the Premier League trophy after handing Liverpool a crushing 4-1 defeat at Anfield.

Ilkay Gundogan atoned for his earlier missed penalty by putting the table-toppers in front before Mohamed Salah equalised from the penalty spot.

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From that point on, however, it was all City. Inspired performances from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden combined with uncharacteristic errors from Alisson Becker saw the visitors run the scoreline up to 4-1 in the second half.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Guardiola said: “We played in the way you have to suffer here. Hopefully next time we can win here with people. Anfield is always impressive but with people it is much more.

“Huge victory for us. Three more points at the end but I take into consideration the fact we won after we missed a penalty and conceded a goal but the way we reacted… that made the difference.

“We started really well. We cannot play as they play, we have to play in a slow rhythm. Second half we adjusted our set up and the quality of the players did the rest.

“Phil Foden is a guy who keeps the ball really well, he arrives so aggressively but he is also still so young. When he plays wide it is easier for him, he will learn.

“The action for the second goal and the fourth goal, we know what a huge talent he is but he is still young and hopefully he can understand he can still improve.

“It is an important win but it is February. Of course, the gap to fifth is big right now and that means for the Champions League for next season is important but 10 wins in a row in this period is something exceptional.

 

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