While Sergio Aguero cancelled out the left-back’s opener, Liverpool can still be buoyed by their performance in Manchester, with Guardiola describing it as “one of the best days” of his career.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Klopp contested that claim, saying “he’s Spanish, they’re a bit more emotional than Germans,” but he was certainly still impressed with his side.
“Am I proud of this performance? Yes, of course,” he explained at the Etihad.
“The lads did really well, I’m fine with this. We deserved to win maybe a little bit more.
“It was a nice game to watch probably, but on the sideline it is hard work.
“On the pitch, outstanding, hard work for both teams.”
In the end, however, he was left to rue Adam Lallana‘s remarkable miss, saying it was “a wonderful piece of football, that Adam couldn’t finish, unfortunately!”