Sat 01 April 2023 | 17:56

Guardiola hailed Man City's 'perfect' performance against Liverpool

On Saturday, Manchester City scored four goals through Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, and Jack Grealish, leading to a 4-1 victory over Liverpool

Pep Guardiola described Manchester City's 4-1 win over Liverpool in the Premier League as one of the best during his tenure at the club. The victory helped City reduce the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal to five points, at least for the time being.

After conceding an early goal from Mohamed Salah, City managed to equalize just before half-time when Julian Alvarez finished off a well-executed play from Jack Grealish's cross, while missing the services of Erling Haaland.

In the second half,

Manchester City

produced an impressive performance, scoring three more goals through Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, and Grealish to secure a convincing victory at the Etihad Stadium. Guardiola was thrilled with the display his team put on.

"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."

Grealish's outstanding performance, which included a goal and an assist, was the highlight of City's win.

"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."

Due to an injury to Haaland, City's top scorer was unable to play and had to watch the game from the stands. Alvarez performed excellently as a replacement in his absence.

"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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