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But Guardiola says that they must forget about chasing down Antonio Conte's side and concentrate on improving performances and trying to pick up as many points as they can - starting with Burnley on Monday.
David Silva's run from the right and shot across the face of goal, just missing the far corner, was as close as City came to an equaliser as they slipped 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.
Klopp was a constant thorn in Guardiola's side during their time as rivals in the Bundesliga, with his Borussia Dortmund team overcoming the Catalan's Bayern Munich four times in eight meetings.
"For me", City midfielder Yaya Toure said, "it's nearly a "final" of the Premier League because I think it's going to be a similar kind of football".
"We knew that they have top players, individuals who can change the game whenever they want, but it's never just the defenders, it's the team that defends well and we played brilliantly", he continued.
Liverpool got off to a flawless start in the match as Wijnaldum leaped brilliantly and outjumped Manchester City defenders to score a powerful goal.
Good morning and welcome to our update feed as we build up to this afternoon's Premier League clash at Anfield between Liveropool and Manchester City.
His team have collected 13 points from 18 while Philippe Coutinho has been injured and, as the Brazilian nears fitness, so Liverpool have emerged as formidable challengers to Chelsea. "We love playing against the best".
Even if Liverpool fail to starve Aguero of the ball, they can still recover.
Liverpool's unpredictability and balance in attack is its greatest threat. If the home side can manipulate his position and put him under pressure, they can keep him relatively quiet.
"He is back and a good striker, obviously", said Klopp. "That's the biggest challenge in this game".
Especially as City did not miss him throughout his absence.
"It is nice to think about what you can do in the game and what you want". Expect them to give Liverpool a run for their money, but the visitors have the cutting edge. Furthermore, his presence was hardly felt in losses to Chelsea and Tottenham earlier this season.
"They did their homework and recognised that City were going to try and play it out from the back".
The Belgian has grasped his chance to impress boss Jurgen Klopp while Sturridge's injury woes have blighted his progress over the last two seasons, but Origi sees it more as a partnership rather than a rivalry.
They have only managed two goals in those eight away matches and not scored a few times in any of their last 17 Premier League away fixtures since a 3-3 draw at Newcastle on New Year's Day 2015. The 19-year-old is tipped to reach great heights and the early signs are enormous.
"We adjusted a little bit at half-time, scored a wonderful third goal and then Daniel closed the game". The 20-year-old is devastatingly effective. I have had much more hard situations in my life than being second in a very, very hard league. His goals-to-minutes ratio is incredible.
Despite the Tigers yardage being down from a season ago, I do not think the entire blame should be placed on the offensive line. He ranks 42nd in the nation in passer effficiency rating (140.79) and his 7.0 yards per attempt is tied for 72nd in the nation.
In terms of camera technology, Samsung is expected to endow the Galaxy S8 with a multi-sensor rear cam and front camera autofocus. Considering that it's still early days for the Galaxy S8 , we might get to hear a bit more about this aspect in the days to come.
The more Derek Carr (4) gets good protection and connects from the pocket, the better off the Raiders will be. The injury took place on a fourth-quarter sack by the Indianapolis Colts, leading to Carr grabbing his ankle.
It might not be as surprising as the Cubs breaking a 108-year drought, but the Cubs were the best team in baseball all season. OK, so maybe the Dallas Cowboys didn't exactly ride to the rescue, though Jerry Jones might take credit for it anyway.
The Jewish priests, among them Judah the Hammer, revolted against the Syrians and expelled them from the temple", Goldstein said. When they're planning their holiday gifts, they decide which ones will be for Christmas and which ones for Hanukkah .
For Bournemouth, Nathan Ake will have to sit this one out as he can not take field against his parent club. Junior Stanislas, who has contributed to six of their 22 goals is nearing return from his injury.
Anthony Lynn will do his best to change the culture and be hard on his players in his lone week as the team's interim head coach. However, according to the player, it is going to be nothing more than a swansong after 12 seasons with the Jets.
He and Amir are likely to come out with all guns blazing in the morning to add quick runs and then send Australia in to bat. A drawn series would be enough for them to retain the nameless trophy after winning in the Middle East in 2014 .
Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will be calling the game from the booth, and Heather Cox will serve as the sideline reporter. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants and can end their chances at a division title with a win.
The two have worked together for so long, and had so much success, that at this point they are nearly on the same wavelength. The Tigers have won the previous two, a 17-15 win in the 1978 Gator Bowl, and the 40-35 win in the 2013 season Orange Bowl.
Hearing that, Petersen joked he needs to change the Huskies' practice schedule to include the belt events. With Jones sitting beside him at a news conference, King explained that the victor receives a football.
Ravens have won four straight and six of seven in series. 1 Games in which the Minnesota Vikings have gained 100 yards rushing. Rivalry or not, there's a lot at stake. "The Pittsburgh and Ravens rivalry is pretty fierce, pretty intense, hard-hitting".
These NYC Siblings Will Get Rid Of Your Christmas Tree
Eric Hauser, the battalion chief of the Cathedral City Fire Department, said the safest bet is to get it out of the house. Trees may look like they are green and healthy, but if their needles are falling off, they are likely ready to burn.
McCarthy: Packers' season 'just getting started'
Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, two to Nelson, in the Packers' 34-27 win over the Lions at Lambeau Field earlier this season. Green Bay Packers (at Detroit; 70%) - If the Packers beat (or tie) the Lions, they are NFC North champs and in the playoffs.
Jerusalem housing vote cancelled ahead of Kerry peace speech
Ties between the US and Israel remain strained and Israeli officials are ramping up their criticism of the Obama Administration. Netanyahu holds Obama personally responsible for the USA abstaining from the Security Council vote, The Jewish Press reported.
What becomes of Princess Leia now?
The 'Star Wars' actress passed away yesterday aged 60, four days after suffering a cardiac arrest on a flight to Los Angeles. Bill Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in " Star Wars " trilogy, summed up what many were feeling.
Tomlin may sit stars, but rest of Steelers to face Browns
Mentally, I think the Steelers need to nail the coffin shut on the regular season, so to speak, and put another win together. The other was a Chiefs win over Denver, but now KC is in either way. "We just went into attack mode", Roethlisberger said.
Jets coach Bowles hospitalized, doesn't travel with team
Blount scored two touchdowns, but was otherwise stuffed on nearly every other attempt he had, at just 20 carries for 50 yards. Presumably, the Patriots will face better quarterbacks in the postseason than Petty or his replacement, Ryan Fitzpatrick .
Salvation Army losing money
The Salvation Army in Manitowoc County was at only 50 percent of its Red Kettle Campaign goal for 2016 before the donation. The Salvation Army donation kettles have become a popular sight among most shoppers.
Donald Trump takes on ex-president Bill Clinton
There were many reasons to root against a Trump victory and there are just as many to be anxious about his administration. During the 2016 US Elections, Trump won key battleground states of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and MI .