Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has said that his team thrashed Liverpool 4-1 in the Premier League on Sunday evening at Anfield because his players started really well and adjusted their set up in the second half.
Guardiola also singled out Phil Foden as a ‘huge talent,’ adding that the 20-year-old kept the ball really well and was aggressive against Liverpool.
A brace from Ikay Gundogan and a strike each from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden gave Guardiola’s side all three points against Liverpool.
“We played in the way you have to suffer here. Hopefully next time we can win here with people,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.
“Anfield is always impressive but with people it is much more.
“Huge victory for us. 3 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 can’t play like they play, we’ve to play in a slow rhythm. Second half we adjusted our set up and the quality of the players did the rest.
He added, “Phil Foden is a guy who keeps the ball really well, he arrives so aggressive but he is also still so young. When he plays wide it is more easy 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.
“Today is the time to talk about this but tomorrow we look to the next game.”
EPL: ‘We started really well’ – Guardiola reveals why Man City thrashed Liverpool, hails Phil Foden
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