City now trail leaders Liverpool by just 4 points.
The champions cut the gap at the top of the Premier League to four points and ended Liverpool's unbeaten season with a result that should restore City's confidence after three defeats in their previous five games.
"That is 100% my opinion - how they play, what they have achieved, what they will achieve".
A lively City start faded and they had a lucky escape in the 17th minute. Fans of rival clubs have accused (albeit mocked) Jurgen Klopp for his inability to win a silverware despite the "countless hugs given to his players and his wild punches in the air when celebrating goals or victories" since his move from Borussia Dortmund to Liverpool.
"If we lose today it is nearly done, it would be so hard". Guardiola has spent more than $126m on full-backs alone, but an injury to star-signing Benjamin Mendy has left a void at left-back which has caused obvious problems.
"I admire the people who do everything for the team, even [playing] in position they are not comfortable", he said. We're live to bring you the latest. Fabian Delph is a midfielder and [Oleksandr] Zinchenko is a number 10. Both players have the ability to pick passes and send danger men Sadio Mane and Mo Salah away but it did not happen. These guys destroy all the opponents - Mane, Salah and Firmino they destroy everybody.
Against Liverpool, he made four interceptions and won back possession ten times - the highest totals in City's side - and won three tackles, highlighting his influence on the game.
It was in the 18th minute that the first big chance of the match arrived, as Liverpool miraculously failed to score.
Lovren was given a tough night by the Argentinian centre-forward and had to walk on a tightrope with a yellow card in the first-half for a challenge on him. Stones tried to clear it, but the ball deflected off City goalkeeper Ederson and looked surely headed for the goal. "I spotted the opportunity and I heard it was tight".
Sane showed his magic down the left and pulled off a gorgeous strike with just under 20 minutes to go, bagging the winning goal of the match. Among other things, Dortmund also embarked on an impressive twenty-eight game unbeaten streak.