Having kept 5 clean sheets in a row (a rarity this season) before the Liverpool game, the Brazilian had been in good form.
Pep has been trying all season to have the inverted-right-back, mostly successfully with Rico Lewis, not so much with Walker. Stones is THAT guy and performed brilliantly in the role last Saturday.
Pep appears to prefer Dias on the left of the CB’s, which means tough luck for Laporte with Akanji stepping in.
Evidently, the number 3 bolsters the City defence and is a clear leader for the defensive line. I don’t see Pep dropping him.
Outstanding and consistent performances this season, he has become a crucial figure in the side, linking up incredibly well with Grealish.