Liverpool, who remain unbeaten in their last 18 home games against City, came out roaring and dominated the opening 10 minutes but Guardiola's side weathered that early storm, slowed the game down and frustrated the hosts.
Manchester City Pep Guardiola believes that Liverpool's star winger Mohamed Salah still needs seven or eight years to be compared to City's star Sergio Aguero, but the Egyptian global can return to his scoring ways in the future.
It was a similar story for City in the Premier League encounter at the same ground in January, when three goals in nine second-half minutes proved their downfall in a 4-3 loss.
As for Manchester City, they were the only Premier League side to register a victory in the Champions League midweek with a narrow 2-1 win over Hoffenheim.
The Liverpool vs Manchester City Premier League match will be streamed live on Hotstar. You can not defend them 100 per cent over 95 minutes, so they will always have their moments but I thought how we defended was brilliant apart from the penalty and one or two situations where we needed Alisson with a really good save.
He said: "The problem was in the Premier League we conceded three in five or six minutes". If you work hard, you earn it, you deserve it, and that's what we try to do mixed up with very good football, that's the plan.
"Manchester City came as close as any team ever has to a ideal season, but their flaw made it clear that they were still vulnerable human beings like the rest of us". Kyle has scored goals in big matches wherever he has been.
"Now we will have three days together until we play City and make the boys aware of what was wrong". We can't start slow and wait for the crowd to lift us.
I watched the game back on the flight back, it was really important to see it again so we could adjust a few things - and it was so much better today.
Finally, it's not often we feature the Radio Times in this round-up, so here is a snippet of Simon Barnes' preview of today's game. Biggest gap to second place: 19.
"It's only been twelve or thirteen weeks and we've played that amount of games - and when you include pre-season as well that's a huge amount".
Klopp said: "I turned to (Chelsea boss) Maurizio Sarri and I was smiling and he looked at me like, "You enjoyed that". When somebody's telling me, "Good luck for Sunday", I think always, "Unfortunately, we need it".
"There is no real way, no one thing that you have to do".
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