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Pep Guardiola says he is excited by Douglas Luiz’s potential.

The 20-year-old Brazilian is currently in the States, as part of City’s squad for the pre-season tour, and featured in the opening International Champions Cup game against Borussia Dortmund at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Luiz missed Wednesday night’s clash with Liverpool through injury – but Guardiola asserted the knock was not serious, adding he has been impressed with the youngster so far.

“He has potential – real potential,” Guardiola told press.

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"He’s physically strong and he wants to learn. It was a good experience but he didn’t play regularly in Girona.

“I knew him very well from Brazil and he has trained with us for ten days.

“He was in the first game. In the second game, he had a little problem in his ligament and that’s why he didn’t play.

“I don’t know (if he will play against Bayern Munich). Hopefully, he can play and we’ll see what will happen at the end of this month.”