Liverpool have been handed a major boost ahead of their Champions League second leg clash to Manchester City on Tuesday, with star striker Mohamed Salah expected to be fit enough to start, according to the Times' Paul Joyce.
Guardiola accepts City will have to find a delicate balance between defence and attack against Liverpool and only a flawless performance will be enough to see them progress to the semi finals. But we have 90mins and everything can happen.
Following City's defeat at Anfield, they fail an uphill task of making the Champions League semi-final.
"They have it most consistently, that is why they will be (league) champions, but we know they can concede goals".
"The most important thing for us is a clean sheet because if they score we have to score five". We need to thank them all. "We have 90 minutes and extra time and we showed we could create a lot of chances in few, few, few minutes and the opponents know that". "We shouldn't change from the first game". "But when you play against Liverpool or in Europe when you have that momentum you have to close the door".
Liverpool's three goals came against City in the space of 19 minutes while United took just 16 minutes to rattle the onion sack on three separate occasions.
"Of course we have a chance".
"Our fans will be together with us, and we are going to fight to the end".
"I don't think three will easy for them but we need to be ready and a goal is always a good idea".
Here is the team we predict Guardiola will field in an attempt to reverse their recent fortune.
Guardiola will be desperate to see his side put in a display filled with more pride against Liverpool on Tuesday.
Manager Jurgen Klopp will issue an injury update when he faces the media at lunchtime. We need to keep the mindset of winning the game rather than defending a lead'.
But it is clear that Klopp's side have a few critics.