(Video) Guardiola declares admiration for ‘exceptional’ Jude Bellingham

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Liverpool fans will not be too pleased to see and hear the words uttered by Pep Guardiola, about a certain Jude Bellingham – following the game between the pair last night.

The England international put Borussia Dortmund into the lead on the night with a fine headed goal and the Manchester City boss was full of praise for him, after the match.

The 51-year-old said: “I was impressed two seasons ago when he was 17. Now he’s 19… he was good at 17, imagine now at 19.

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“He’s able to follow [Ilkay] Gundogan, Kevin [De Bruyne], win the duels, transitions are fast, to have the sense in the box for the goal he scored.

“So yes, an exceptional player. I think everybody knows it, not because the manager of Manchester City says it, everybody knows it.”

It’s not the news we wanted to hear and it looks very much like a public declaration of adoration from the Spaniard.

There’s no doubt that the 19-year-old will have plenty of suitors this summer but one team we’d rather not compete with, would be the team from the Etihad.

You can watch Guardiola’s comments on Bellingham via @footballdaily on Twitter:

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