Kevin De Bruyne was the star of the Liverpool game according to Pep Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola described the Belgian international as the best midfielder in the world.
De Bruyne scored one goal and created another two and probably was the best player in the game.
“He is a really good player. A really, really good player. He has something unique,” Guardiola told reporters afterwards.
“He can run, the vision he has. The personality he shows right now, scoring four penalties in a row when we struggled this season with them.
“Right now in the midfield position is the best.
“Of course he can get better. How? He knows it.”
Phil Foden made it 3-0 on the stroke of halftime and also assisted in one goal.
There had been much debate about Guardiola’s handling of the 20-year old since he made his debut in 2017. Instead of quitting or leaving on loan, Foden stayed right where he was.
“What we have done is try to protect him,” Guardiola said.
“Don’t let him play every single game. Young players have to be careful in the first steps.
“He has an incredible thing that makes me convinced for the next decade he will be an incredible player.
“There is not one day when he has had a bad face for not playing. In training sessions, every single action is positive. Every one – look forward, don’t regret.
“He is a huge competitor, he is a guy who scores incredible goals, so fast, defensively so strong.
“It’s a reality that he played at Old Trafford, he played here. Against incredibly top teams he was there, always playing at a high level.
“I don’t want to say anything wrong, but Gareth Southgate has an incredible talent for the national team in his hands. I saw many players in my life, training with incredible players and Phil will be one of them.”