Heading into tomorrow’s clash with Liverpool will Phil Foden shine again against an opponent he has previously thrived against? This season has seen the England international continue to mature as a player. Tomorrow’s clash at the Etihad will also give Foden another chance to face off with a team he has performed so well against.
Over his young career, Phil Foden has made five starts in the Premier League against Liverpool. He has scored three goals and added two assists in those games. Foden has often put in his best displays against City’s biggest rival over the past five seasons.
The big occasion and setting is something that the Manchester City Academy graduate is made for. He showed that in last season’s UEFA Champions League final against Inter Milan. Coming on for the injured Kevin De Bruyne Foden was one of City’s best as they created history in their 1-nil win in Istanbul.
This season has seen Phil Foden show signs that he is beginning to mature as a player. He has become one of Pep Guardiola’s side’s most important players so far this season. In 18 appearances for the European champions, Foden has scored five goals and added four assists. Statistics don’t tell the full story as Foden’s ability to drift centrally combined with his technical ability has become a key cog of this season’s Manchester City side.
With one of Phil Foden’s preferred opponents next up for Manchester City, it is another chance for the England international to shine. If the treble winners are to pick up three points against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool they may need a big performance from Foden.
Saturday’s big game at the Etihad is another chance for City’s Academy jewel to shine on a big stage.