‘He’s so clever with the ball, he’s a World Champion with Lionel Messi’ – Pep Guardiola hails Man City star

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Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez scored his 13th goal of the season as Manchester City beat Liverpool 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The striker stepped into the side in the injured Haaland’s absence against Liverpool and responded with a goal and two assists to fire City to a 4-1 win.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Alvarez following his impressive performance against Liverpool.

“He was so clever with the ball, he’s an exceptional player,” said Guardiola. “The club made an exceptional signing with him – he’s a world champion alongside Lionel Messi because he has something.”