Sat 01 April 2023 | 16:39

"One of the best performances in my seven years", says Guardiola after Liverpool thrashing

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says his team was perfect for 93 minutes after a 4-1 Premier League victory against Liverpool.

Manchester City who was without injured Erling Haaland beat Liverpool 4-1 on Saturday to keep the gap with Arsenal on five points after 28 matches.

"From minute one to minute 93, it was a perfect performance,"

Guardiola told BT Sport.  

"Even when we conceded the goal we were playing really well. Of course, there is always a threat they have especially on the transition, but we played really good – one of the best performances in my seven years.

"Even after the goal, we continued with our idea that we had because players know that we weren't playing badly. We stayed in control and continued to keep playing and had a little word at half-time about our process.

"Of course and we were lucky to score the second goal but the game was always stable through 93 minutes."

Jack Grealish, who scored one and set up another, received the man of the match award.

"This season is the Jack we knew could help us,"

Guardiola said of Grealish.

"He tracked back at 1-0 to help us when Salah had the chance to lay off but with the ball, he and Riyad [Mahrez] were exceptional. I can't name one better than the other - they were all exceptional."

Julian Alvarez replaced Haaland in this match and managed to score the equalizer in the first half. Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan were also on the scoresheet.

"Not just the goal but the play with the second and the third. With the ball, he is so clever and an exceptional player,"

Guardiola said.

"I think the club made an incredible signing for the price. He's playing in the World Cup champions for Argentina alongside Messi for a reason because he has something."



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