"We had our chance in the last minutes to win the game but we missed it and next time we will try to do better". I said it to the referee as well, it should have happened, but obviously very happy that we didn't concede.
"But as a player there is not much more that you can achieve than playing these type of games, because when you play them or when the atmosphere is like that, you know it's a big thing".
"We have to start thinking about the players". I was confident, so I was not happy that they did not allow me. We know how complicated it is playing in this stadium and how unsafe they are. And striker Sergio Aguero has failed to score away against Liverpool in nine previous visits - seven with City and two with former club Atletico Madrid. Guardiola deployed the pace and height of John Stones and Aymeric Laporte at centre-back: last season, the less mobile and imposing Nicolas Otamendi played in both away games and was swamped by Liverpool's front three.
"Today we did wrong in two or three counter attacks". It is for both teams it was really intense and both showed respect for the other team.More news: Interpol makes official request to China for info on missing president
With the clash against Liverpool so important in the battle for the Premier League title, it remains to be seen whether De Bruyne could feature or it is merely mind games from Guardiola. They remain on five points, one place above the relegation zone.
Guardiola also admitted after the game that it was "quite special" to keep a clean sheet at Anfield as he, once again, strayed into Mourinho territory by cherishing the shut-out.
"We had on Wednesday a little setback for sure".
Liverpool fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to the performance of Jordan Henderson against Manchester City. We were back on track even after we had to change Milly [James Milner] which you never want to do, especially in the first half. If would have defended today like we did against Napoli, it is 7-0.
"But I still feel, eight games in, it's very early to think about Chelsea challenging these two [Liverpool and City]".
However, Riyad Mahrez was off target from the spot-kick. They are incredibly quick and we controlled them outstandingly, but we didn't create too much.