De Bruyne was the one constant threat for City and looked to have won the game when he chested down a looping clearance before smashing the ball in off the underside of the bar.
After falling 11 points behind Jurgen Klopp's men - 2-1 winners over Brighton and Hove Albion despite having Alisson sent off - the City boss does not believe contemplating similar heroics should be at the forefront of his players' minds as they turn towards a week featuring games against Burnley and Manchester United.
'I'm open, yes. I'm so comfortable working with this club, ' said Guardiola.
Arsenal announced on Friday that it had sacked Emery after the Premier League club's worst run in more than a quarter of a century.
"We know how well they react when they don't win, they win and they don't play good, want to improve and when you see it it's a dream come true as a manager and that's what we have to continue".
Despite this, Guardiola did concede that he was flattered that other clubs were courting the backroom staff that he has assembled at the Etihad Stadium, while also claiming that he hopes the team will remain together until the end of the campaign at least.
"It's not a good idea to think about the Premier League and how many points".
"In the last two games, it happens and will will try to adjust. If we can't do that, it will be more hard".
"I can not explain. We need a board and a machine to explain". We'll need a similar, if not even better, performance if we're going to get anything against the champions this time.
"Unfortunately, we could not score".
"I saw they were sitting deep and I asked [Christian] Atsu to cut the ball back to me, it was always drifting away from the keeper", Shelvey said of his strike.
"It is not the same when the manager is five years as two years (into a job)", he added.
"I do know it's his second goal in [four] games and, very quietly over the last few weeks, I've been very, very pleased with Jonjo".