"I think he's more mature", Guardiola added.
They were beaten at their own game as Jurgen Klopp's team delivered a scintillating display that allayed fears they may struggle follow the sale of Brazil forward Coutinho to Barcelona. "I always try to say to the players: "Don't read too much about what is done".
"To be fair it is still odd, I think we still have to realise he has gone", he said.
He might not have won against a top 6 side this season yet, but Man City could be his first.
'The reality is we lose the game, we have a week to recover and prepare for the Newcastle game.
"It is such an important game to see if we are able to do big things in this season, especially in the important stages of the Champions League, for when we arrive in Basel, or the FA Cup".
He's in the wrong movie at Manchester City.
Whoever gets the nod will be hoping to help Liverpool extend a remarkable record against City on home soil.
Klopp also revealed that Daniel Sturridge, who is shrouded with rumours of a January exit, has also returned to training, but it is unlikely that he will be completely ready before the game. Since Christmas alone, Belgium worldwide Simon Mignolet has started two games and Karius three, with the German keeper winning the nod from Klopp for this game after playing in the 2-1 FA Cup third-round victory against Everton last week. "But if you are not courageous in your game, you will also have a problem". With city's unbeaten run in the current campaign, this match presents Liverpool full of their ambition to puncture City's tyres en route to the league title.
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