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Manchester City's 4-1 triumph ended an 18-year wait for a league victory at Anfield. However it was the sublime display of the 20-year-old midfielder Foden - playing out of position as a false nine - that had fans in awe after the game.
Despite the multitude of superstars involved in the match, Foden was the best player on the pitch as he increasingly ran Liverpool ragged in the second half.
Pep guardiola said Foden is the best young talent he's managed since Messi, I didn't believe him. Guardiola have mercy on me:pray:- H:octopus: (@Hoekage77) February 7, 2021
Phil Foden really just rocked up to Anfield and bagged a goal and 2 assists :sob:- Ryan (@bernardooooV3) February 7, 2021
This guy is going to win a Ballon D'or.
It was concrete proof of what Pep Guardiola has been telling us for some time: that Foden is a generational talent.
He crowned his majestic display with a sublime goal: shifting the ball as he ran towards the area then unleashing a rocket that beat Alisson for pace to seal a 4-1 victory.
Woah! What a goal from the brilliant @PhilFoden :clap::clap:- Gary Lineker :blue_heart: (@GaryLineker) February 7, 2021
While Alisson's two errors in three minutes helped Manchester City to victory, the Liverpool goalkeeper was not to blame for this one.
Foden also got an assist as his driven cross into the box fell to Ilkay Gundogan to put City into a 2-1 lead. But this game was about so much more than just his statistics.
If Phil Foden doesn't start for England at the Euros I am done. Incredible performance today :fire: pic.twitter.com/epxVxXShuK- England Extra (@EnglandExtra) February 7, 2021
Foden - along with Raheem Sterling - was the outstanding player on the day. He never let Liverpool's makeshift defence, featuring Jordan Henderson and Fabinho in the centre, rest.
Afterwards, he was typically cool and composed in speaking to Sky Sports about the 10-point lead City had opened up over defending champions Liverpool.
However his manager Guardiola, who's never been shy when promoting Foden's unbelievable potential, was full of praise post-match for his display. While also claiming Foden has a lot to learn. Typical Pep.
Fans will now be asking if he's this essential to Manchester City's attacking line-up - how long before he is the main in Gareth Southgate's England midfield? It can surely only be a matter of time.
Thank you LG :raised_hands::blue_heart: https://t.co/4L0ivZCc9p- Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) February 7, 2021
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