I know they went on that run but half of those games, they could have probably lost.
'I don't know how he is, ' said Guardiola.
"It is normal for this to happen when you spend three to four months out injured - you come back in such a demanding period and you have a little bit of a problem".
City scored nearly immediately when Ward-Prowse deflected Raheem Sterling's cross past his own goalkeeper and Agüero quickly made it 3-1. Here are the ones that gave us the most enjoyment in what was a fantastic pool to choose from. Fernandinho's value to the City team has been magnified over the last few games, where his absence has seen City slump from top to third in the Premier League table.
And while it would be a huge statement to inflict a fourth defeat of the campaign on City and leave them trailing by 10 points, Shaqiri said the equation was not in their thoughts.
'They also took advantage of us being open for the first goal so we have to look at the goal because it was not good enough. That's the only goal that we have.
Guardiola, who joined City in 2016, responded to a trophyless debut season by winning the Premier League with a record 100 points last May, as well as securing the Carabao Cup. They were very hard to beat.
"But on the flip side they'll be thinking they can close the gap to four points which isn't as big".
"If we can play the way we know we can play, we can beat anyone", he told United Kingdom newspapers.
The last time they met, back on October 7, it finished 0-0 - and that scoreline doesn't do justice to just how poor a game it was. We just have to keep going, to work hard every day in training to win games.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk claimed his half-time clash with Arsenal's Sokratis was sparked by the Gunners man accusing Mohamed Salah of diving to win a penalty. Especially in this important part of the season, it is never good. Both clubs have momentum behind them going into this game which could be instrumental in deciding who will ultimately lift the Premier League trophy this season.
"And we should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game".
After going down late at Fulham in their last match of 2018, they can ill afford to start the New Year with another loss.
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Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036. In Wednesday's test, the weapon was launched from the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains.