In an after match press, Guardiola, told Sky Sports “The game was a real game for both sides, we beat an incredible team. We were outstanding from the first minute. We are happy for this victory to reduce the gap. Everything is open.
“We don’t have a left-back. Huge compliments to Aymeric Laporte against these strikers. Everyone was outstanding.”
Guardiola praised Aguero for his early intervention: “We need Sergio Aguero in these games, his quality makes the difference. To win these games, he has done it all his career and his finish was incredible.”
He also was pleased with his side’s attacking prowess: “Liverpool don’t concede goals, and we scored two. We played with courage, so aggressive in our pressing. They are incredibly fast in behind, so dangerous.
“If we lose today it is almost done, it would be so difficult. But we are four points behind them and they are the leaders. We have to fight a lot, but this gives us a lot of confidence.”