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Gary Neville has enormous praise for Manchester City star, after Liverpool draw

Gary Neville has told his Sky Sports podcast that Phil Foden has “balls”, after the Manchester City star sparkled against Liverpool at Anfield.

The two Premier League heavyweights played out an enthralling 2-2 draw on Merseyside, with City pegging Liverpool back on two occasions.

Foden, 21, cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opener for Liverpool. The Senegal international scored after a gorgeous pass from Mo Salah.

The opener came slightly against the run of play, with City probably the better side. England international Foden equalised with a lovely finish.

Liverpool went 2-1 ahead with a wonderful solo goal from Mo Salah, only for Kevin De Bruyne to make it 2-2 inside the last 10 minutes at Anfield.

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Manchester United legend Neville was full of praise for his old club’s prized-asset, Foden, praising him for shining at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

“He has balls, Phil Foden. Honestly, I know how Anfield is difficult to play – if you’re a Mancunian, red of United or blue of City,” Neville said.

‘This is the toughest place to come. He was brilliant last year, brilliant this year, he looks like he wants this. Gets his goal, accuracy, precision, ruthless.”

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But who plays, when everyone is fit and firing? Jack Grealish is best from the left, having become a legend at Aston Villa from the left flank.

Raheem Sterling is also best from the left, but in the early stages of the season, he has been in and out of the side – largely from the bench.

Bernardo Silva, Foden, Grealish, Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Ferran Torres are all options. But Silva is better deep, and Mahrez is better on the right.

Torres has done well as a false nine. Grealish and Sterling can play up top – sometimes preferred to Gabriel Jesus. Foden is the best option.

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