Ederson feels his ball-playing ability has improved even further under the watchful eye of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Ederson happy with his game

Ederson happy with his game

Burnley manager Sean Dyche last week equated having the City goalkeeper sweeping up at the back to Barcelona's legendary former defensive skipper Ronald Koeman, such is his composure with the ball at his feet.

Ederson was brought to the Etihad last summer from Benfica and was recruited specifically by Guardiola to enable his philosophy of playing the ball out from the back.

The Brazil international, however, feels his cool passing attributes have been taken to yet another level since he began to work with Pep.

Ederson said: 'He (Guardiola) told me about the importance of the build-up, but also about the 'mid-balls' and with me he could also have the 'long-balls', so our game at City was going to be more complete.

'So when I started training here, we worked a lot on that, the short, mid and long-lasting.

'Training session after training session I got used to it and kept improving.'

Such has been the 24-year-old's impressive impact, there are already hints the Citizens now want to tie Ederson down to an improved deal at the end of the campaign.