Man City boss Eriksson: Richards best I've worked with
The Swede reckons Richards has been a key part of his side's superb start this season which sees them lying third in the Premier League.
And Eriksson said: "He has been excellent for England and Manchester City - whether at full-back or centre- back, he's been excellent.
"He is so strong but quick as well. I have never seen a defender like him who can make a mistake but still be quick enough to recover."