The logic was similar to that which lay behind the use of Ilkay Gundogan in a right-sided role in the Champions League quarter-final first leg last season, but this time it achieved the desired result, protecting the full-backs and giving City an element of control. They play for that.
"But if it's an open game at Anfield, an open game against Liverpool, you don't even have one chance, not even one percent".
So should Klopp be rotating? Liverpool winger Salah has made a more modest start to 2018-19, certainly in comparison to last season's 44-goal campaign, with just three goals to date.
"Liverpool have played two tough away games against the top six and one at home".
"Sergio has scored a lot of goals but there were periods when he didn't score goals". I think he touched the ball a bit but not enough. Then we had our moments of course, but over the full match time it was never like that.
Much to Klopp's frustration, the majority of his players will now join up with their national teams.
"There is not a team better in the world than them, because it's built for that, it's created for that".
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"We are enjoying playing well and scoring goals, " Hazard said. "It was [a game] every three days and it's so hard".
"I am really happy with what the boys did today", Klopp said.
"I have a really good relationship with Pep". How to re-energise the attack and offer a threat between the lines from midfield will top Klopp's thinking during the worldwide break, although it is worth pointing out that it wasn't until October 17 last season when the triumvirate truly started to blitz and bruise opponents.
"But even if that's happened because he was so young, he has to learn".
Guardiola did not want his side to be undone by the bloodying red attacking blurs that have come to define and decide these fixtures and admitted he meant to oversee a match of attrition rather than attacking splendour.
Liverpool FC have an impressive record against Manchester City and the Merseyside club haven't lost to the Eastlands outfit since 2003.
There was an early surge from Liverpool, and for seven or eight minutes at the start of the game, City struggled to deal with the ferocity of the Liverpool press, but once that storm had passed, City was relatively comfortable. Those fixtures might finally give him the chance to make some changes.