The 26-year-old international
was dropped by Pellegrini
after a string of mistakes earlier in the season, but was recently restored to the side.
Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Manuel Pellegrini praises Joe Hart performance
The Chilean said: "He has worked very hard in the last month and a half. He is the best goalkeeper in England."
Hart was left out in favour of Romanian understudy Costel Pantilimon for the meeting with Norwich at the start of November, a week after a mistake which allowed Chelsea's Fernando Torres to score the winner in
City's 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
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