‘He was amazing, he was really good’ – Pep Guardiola hails Man City star following performance against Liverpool

Pep Guardiola has paid tribute to Jack Grealish’s performance against Liverpool and his contribution all season.

The England winger was outstanding against Jurgen Klopp’s men, scoring one goal and making another as Manchester City beat Liverpool 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

“All this season he has been playing really well,” Guardiola said.

“Now it’s the Jack we thought. Aston Villa fans know this Jack.

“Nothing changed it’s just a question of believing ‘I am part of that, and I can be here.’

“Now he has more minutes. The way he behaved in the beginning when he was not playing was exceptional.

“We are so satisfied for his performance. Today was amazing, he was really good.

“I like the standing ovation from our fans. He really deserved it. Not just that, all season he has been playing well.”

Asked how Grealish’s all-round display could be gauged, Guardiola said: “He can be judged for the block on Salah when it could be 2-0 (to Liverpool).

“Football is more than stats, it’s many things. The way he gives us the tempo to play and to make extra passes.

“I could not imagine with the big name he is and the price the club paid to have this humility to run like a teenager.

“That means a lot to me and the team. At the same time, he has to score more goals at home. Definitely.”