"I am so proud", Guardiola, whose side were knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco in midweek", Guardiola said. Roberto Firmino returned to the team at Man City on Sunday, while Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge should be fit again by the time Everton come to Anfield on April 1, so Liverpool have all their key men available for the final stretch.
John Stones impressed at the back for City, with a series of vital blocks helping to keep Liverpool's attack out as the two sides tied 1-1 and Guardiola was effusive in his praise for the English centre-back.
"We are really convinced about the circumstances we have and we want to use it".
Liverpool might be confident of a good display against City as the Reds have always been in stupendous form when they play against a top side, though their form against smaller teams has been a problem.
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But it was Adam Lallana who should have scored the decisive goal, the England worldwide somehow mishitting his shot from eight yards after sublime Liverpool build-up play as both teams lost ground on Tottenham in the race for the second - with Manchester United now just four points behind Jurgen Klopp's fourth-placed side.
Adam Lallana then somehow fluffed his lines from close-range with the goal gaping as both sides went for the three points. Liverpool have been a very good team with very good players for years and, although they have sometimes dropped points against "lesser" opposition, they always make it hard for the top teams.
"I promise a lot of work".
The Reds have only failed to score in one of their last 17 league games and will fancy their chances of outscoring each of their remaining nine opponents until the end of the season. "I think I made them feel important and trusted", United boss Jose Mourinho said.
Liverpool finished eighth in the Premier League and without a trophy last season.
Both clubs would then have been happy enough to watch Manchester City and Liverpool drop points by drawing 1-1 with each other, even though City manager Pep Guardiola unexpectedly described it as one of the best days of his coaching career.
"They had their chances and it's okay, but I'm not happy in this moment".
Liverpool's slump since the turn of the year may have dashed hopes of silverware but Klopp felt qualification for next season's Champions League would represent "an outstanding success".