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Phil Foden Branded 'A £200 Million Pound Player' After Stunning Performance Against Liverpool

Phil Foden Branded 'A £200 Million Pound Player' After Stunning Performance Against Liverpool

Phil Foden has been hailed as a "£200 million player" by Noel Gallagher after his jaw-dropping performance against Liverpool.

The 20-year-old boy-wonder shone in Manchester City's 4-1 win as Pep Guardiola's side emphatically ended an 18-year run without a win at Anfield and moved ten points ahead of the champions at the top of the table.

Deployed as a false nine, Foden scored a stunner and assisted another in glorious fashion, further proving he is one of the most exciting young players in world football.

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And former Oasis musician Gallagher, a staunch City supporter, reckons he's the real deal.

"His game yesterday was 10/10. The goal was unbelievable," Gallagher told Laura Woods and Ally McCoist on the talkSPORT breakfast show.

"The way he set up [Ilkay] Gundogan, he danced around two defenders at the byline. He's 20 years old, it's freakish.

"We've got an absolute £200 million player there."

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A boyhood City fan who went on to join the club's academy as a youngster and then make 100 appearances in the first-team, Foden has already gone on record to say he has no intentions of ever leaving the Etihad Stadium.

"I can only see myself playing for Manchester City, considering how much I've supported them from a young age," Foden told Football Focus.

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"It always helps when you play for a club you support.

"When I was younger, it was a dream to play for the club, so never did I think I would make it to 100 appearances so early.

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"I gave the shirt from that [West Brom] game to my family and they got it framed."

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Now a fully fledged England international, the pint-sized Stockport youngster is reaching a frightening level in terms of his consistency and end product, with an impressive 16 goal involvements in 21 starts in all competitions this term.

Pep Guardiola utterly adores him, however he still feels as though Foden can improve in some areas of his game.

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"We and Man City fans are lucky to have a guy from the academy who loves Man City, grew up in our academy supporting and being a fan and a ballboy, and has already become a top, top footballer for us," Guardiola said in his post-match press conference, as per the Manchester Evening News.

"In the first half we struggled a lot to find him, he was not in the position he should be - that's why we struggled to find him. When playing in the middle sometimes he has some difficulty and what he has to do and where he has to move.

"Right now he is moving perfectly as a winger and the second and fourth goals were outstanding and phenomenal. He is just 20 years old, he has a huge margin to improve and understand the game a little better.

"The rhythm he plays in as a winger is the rhythm he has to play in the middle. But he has the time to improve it and his mentality - he always has the feeling he can do something close to the box."

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Topics: Manchester City, Phil Foden, Football News, Football

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