He said: "In future I will be able to tell my son I played with the best African footballer ever".
Recent history suggests that the only thing harder than winning the title is defending it, and perhaps gives the teams trailing in City's wake some kind of reassurance.
He pinpointed two triumphs in that run as the most significant of the 32 league wins City amassed.
But despite his goalscoring exploits, Liverpool still finished 25 points behind Premier League winners Manchester City, crashed out of the FA Cup fourth round to relegated West Brom and lost to Leicester City in the League Cup third round.
We could have scored more, I think the biggest chances we didn't use today, but...
Guardiola's side swept aside nearly all the teams stacked before them during this season's record-breaking title-winning campaign, but the Reds have beaten them in recent meetings.
Jurgen Klopp's side are certain to play in back-to-back Champions League campaigns for the first time since 2009-10 after their comfortable 4-0 win over Brighton.
Last night, City took their EPL points tally to a record 100 by beating Southampton 1-0, thanks to an injury-time goal by Gabriel Jesus.
It is thought that the midfielder favours staying in the Premier League, and Neville feels that Arsenal could offer him a fresh challenge.
Neville believes that Yaya Toure, who made his final bow for Manchester City this season, would be an ideal signing for Arsenal, who are in desperate need of some backbone and leadership going into next season.
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola celebrates with Ederson. They did not drop points again until New Year's Eve as they reeled off those 18 victories.
"It means the club is happy with my work, they trust me, and I hope to meet their expectations on the pitch and bring a lot of joy to the fans". I want to say thank you to the fans, my team-mates, the staff, club and especially to the manager for understanding my situation. In 2015 Chelsea had won the league under Jose Mourinho with 87 points, only to slump to 50 points the following season.
For much of the match, City, who fielded four changes from midweek and played Raheem Sterling in an unfamiliar centre forward role, struggled to find their familiar rhythm and failed to register a single shot on target in the first half.