“What can I say? In eight years he has carried out all the things for this membership, he’s legend. He will probably be remembered perpetually as one of many biggest gamers of all time for this membership.”
With Metropolis fielding a powerful line-up, the one unfamiliar face was 18-year-old full-back Rico Lewis, who was named man of the match by his supervisor on simply his third begin for the membership.
“I had the sensation that with out him we couldn’t play the way in which we performed,” mentioned Guardiola.
“Completely, I used to be actually impressed. It isn’t about with the ball intelligence, it’s about with out it. We had the privilege to announce that this man can have an enormous decade with us.
‘Rico Lewis will probably be an unimaginable participant’
“He will probably be an unimaginable participant for Man Metropolis within the subsequent years as a result of he’s so clever, so humble. We have now an unimaginable chief.
“He all the time performs good however this was in opposition to Liverpool particularly, an actual, actual crew Nunez, Salah, Thiago and Robertson on his aspect.
“He’s 18 years previous. The best way he performs was excellent. He was man of the match.”
Liverpool supervisor Jürgen Klopp was impressed by giant elements of his crew’s efficiency, and their two targets, particularly because it got here following the 40-day break for the World Cup.
However he admitted his aspect was not fairly ok to beat aspect he considers the most effective on the earth.
“It was a spectacular recreation, I’d say, and excessive depth,” mentioned Klopp.
“There’s a lot to take from it, the consequence not however in between we performed in all probability the most effective crew on the earth, it’s unbelievable how they’re, and it’s regular you battle in moments.
“We won’t play each three days in opposition to Man Metropolis however we will do higher and can work on it.”
Klopp hopes to have Trent Alexander-Arnold, unwell on Thursday, and Virgil van Dijk obtainable for his crew’s journey to Aston Villa on Boxing Day.