"And if Liverpool lose then we also have to win". We have to demand more from ourselves in every game and do our best, but sometimes it's hard. Our pace was not quick enough but we'll take that result. With social media being so prevalent now, it really can be a thankless job for the men in the middle but sometimes there's just no excusing the errors that they make.
Since back-to-back defeats against Leicester City and Crystal Palace handed Liverpool the title initiative last month, Guardiola's men have won six consecutive games in all competitions, scoring 22 unanswered goals in their past four.
The embarrassment of riches available to City manager Guardiola meant Gabriel Jesus, who had scored seven goals in three matches, dropped to the bench alongside David Silva while Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero returned to his starting line-up. It was a hard game, we knew it.
When asked about the rivalry with Liverpool he said: "I'd prefer to be in Liverpool's position but all we can do is win our games". That is what we have to improve.
Guardiola's side upped the tempo early in the second half and Sterling headed in their second goal in the 54th minute before Sane made it 3-0 two minutes later.
A repeat of that looks highly unlikely this season and this match pitted the Premier League's highest scorers against the lowest, with Huddersfield having netted just 13 times going into this encounter and having lost eight of their last nine league games.
Mark Hudson, meanwhile, said he was satisfied with his team's spirited performance against City and said he enjoyed being in temporary charge of Huddersfield following Monday's departure of David Wagner. We have an incredible number of points.
Huddersfield set out their stall from the start, retreating back behind the ball to try to frustrate City.
An intricate spell of passing ended with the ball being played to Sane inside the area and his cross was met with a diving header from Sterling.
Sterling, who had a strong penalty appeal turned down in the first half, scored the second when he dived to head in a cross from Sane in the 54th.