Paul Robinson suggested Liverpool should be wary over facing Manchester City playmaker Phil Foden after his impressive cameo appearance against Southampton.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-England No.1 revealed he was at the Etihad for Man City’s 2-1 win over the Saints on Saturday and admitted it was Foden that caught his eye.
The 19-year-old midfielder replaced Bernardo Silva in the 84th minute of Man City’s win over Southampton and Robinson was convinced of the teenager’s talents in that brief outing despite his limited minutes.
Robinson unexpectedly picked out Foden as a potential Man City player Liverpool shouldn’t be eager to face in the upcoming clash between the two sides as he highlighted how he was able to change the game on Saturday.
When asked if there was any Manchester City player, in particular, Liverpool should not want to face right now, Robinson told Football Insider: “Well do you know what…Phil Foden came off the bench and he kind of changed the tempo of the game, he changed the pace of the game, he created chances, he had a couple of chances for himself and I think he’s outstanding.
“He’s obviously a local who is having to bide his time there, but with David Silva going at the end of the season, he’s obviously been earmarked for that position, that slot if you like, so he’s having to bide his time as he’s getting very little game time.
“But when he came off the bench, I thought he was outstanding with everything that he did.”
Foden has featured nine times across all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s side this season but his playing time has only totalled 293 minutes.
Despite his limited minutes, the English playmaker has managed to contribute a goal as well an assist to the cause this season.
In other Liverpool news, Darren Bent was baffled by how Klopp utilised one Reds player in the 2-1 win v Villa.