Trent Alexander-Arnold has suggested that Liverpool can take inspiration from Manchester City's emphatic Premier League title success last term, as the Reds attempt to dethrone the champions this season.
"A few games this season we were lucky we have scored goals, and tonight we were quite unlucky with the chances that we had".
The result sees Liverpool's Premier League leadership cut to four points.
This is Guardiola's first official warning of the season.
However, even though he thinks Liverpool will be victorious come May, Van Gaal says that Man City actually have the better players. We could have played today better, but it started not that well. It was a final for us because lose and it was nearly over. So I'm really fine with that.
My experience is multiplied by tens of thousands, not just in Jamaica but in Africa, Asia, North, Central and South America, and indeed across every continent where football remains the king of Sports. "You can not always dominate".
Liverpool's team, and squad, is deep and talented enough to go on another long unbeaten run, which will be needed to hold off a resurgent City side.
Take the clearance off the line by John Stones when he got there when only 11 millimetres of the whole ball hadn't crossed the line.
However, a Liverpool defence that had not conceded twice in the same game all season in the league before kick-off was breached when City managed to free Aguero from Van Dijk's shackles.
Dejan Lovren has called for calm at Liverpool as they reflect on defeat to Manchester City and seek to offer a positive response. Multiply that by the Liverpool experience Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and now Manchester City experiences, all with fans like me who became attracted and attached to the respective EPL clubs across all the subsequent eras, and there is a reason why nearly all the top players in the world have either played in the EPL or will do so in the future.
Not sure if Pep Guardiola will be sending him a Christmas card!
Seconds later it was the turn of his understudy in the Brazil side to make a huge save as Ederson denied Salah as tempers flared with Guardiola furious a free-kick wasn't awarded City's way before the Egyptian broke clear.