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Roy Keane jokes ‘pure quality’ Phil Foden sent James Milner ‘home in an ambulance’ with his stunning display against Liverpool at Anfield

Roy Keane has described Phil Foden’s performance against Liverpool as ‘pure quality’ whilst joking that he must have sent James Milner home in an ambulance.

Foden put in one of his best performances yet, netting an excellent goal to help his side earn a point against their title rivals at Anfield.

Foden celebrates his sublime goal during the 2-2 draw

Young Foden gave 35-year-old Milner a torrid afternoon

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Young Foden gave 35-year-old Milner a torrid afternoon

The 21-year-old midfielder was thrilling in Pep Guardiola’s side, with Keane believing Foden has reached the new heights in his development.

“There was talk about him over the last few years, about whether he would go on to the next level,” Keane said. 

“He’s clearly doing that now, he’s more of a regular, he’s obviously getting confidence, he’s working with brilliant players, he’s working with one of the greatest coaches ever.”

Foden was City’s biggest threat throughout the game, creating chances and taking shots as he burst in from the left touchline.

Alisson Becker was left to thwart Foden during the first half

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Alisson Becker was left to thwart Foden during the first half

Foden was rewarded with a brilliantly taken goal in the 69th minute, before setting up City’s 81st minute equaliser when his cross was deflected for Kevin De Bruyne to sweep home.

“Everything about him today was quality, his first touch, his decision making,” Keane said.

“You’re talking about affecting the big games, he scores a goal, he sets one up, that’s what you want from these good young players.” 

Foden went up against 35-year-old James Milner who was filling in for Trent Alexander-Arnold in the right-back spot.

Foden appealed for a first-half penalty after running rings round Milner

Foden appealed for a first-half penalty after running rings round Milner

Milner was lucky to not pick up a second yellow card after a few hefty challenges in the second half, with Foden sending the man 14 years his senior spinning.

“I think today Milner will be glad to see the back of him,” Keane said. “I think Milner’s going home in an ambulance tonight.” 

The former Manchester United then expanded on his praise of Foden, saying: “Everything about him, even that ball there, pure, pure quality from the kid.”

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