Guardiola has options on the bench to make changes if needed, including Phil Foden and Sergio Aguero.
"I'm so happy with the team".
With Sunday's result - and, clearly, Liverpool's first Premier League title - well in hand, the faithful at Anfield finally acknowledged their reality, singing "We're going to win the league" for the first time this season. "Strikers need momentum. It's good for us to have strikers in this form", Guardiola said.
"For the way we want to play it's so important, apart from his mentality and character he has all the attributes and when he's fit for me he's the best left-central defender in the world".
The City has good news on Aymeric Laporte's injury, with the defender nearing full recovery after the knee injury that has kept him out of the game since August.
Guardiola chose to protect Laporte by playing him in a five-man defence along with Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi.
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Guardiola might have been regretting his gamble when Muhamed Besic crashed into Laporte's ankle with an ugly tackle that earned a yellow card. Henderson was also alert to a Nicolas Otamendi overhead kick moments later.
City's pressure should have yielded the opening goal in the 35th minute after Mahrez superbly prised open United's defence.
It was a night which showcased loan keeper Dean Henderson at his very best, with the Blades loanee making three outstanding saves in the first-half - including a 36th-minute penalty save to keep out a penalty from Gabriel Jesus after Chris Basham was penalised for a foul on Riyad Mahrez.
City were not on peak form but even at less than full power they were still risky and Henderson had to keep out Jesus's close-range header.
Guardiola had seen enought and made his first change in the 68th minute, as Aguero replaced Jesus in the hope of finding the breakthrough.
De Bruyne was unusually afforded a free run down the City right and from just inside the box curled the ball around the home backline to meet Aguero's run at the far post, and the Argentine striker could not miss scoring a sixth goal in three games. It's the same manager and a high percentage of the same players from League One, the Championship, now the Premier League, being near the top of the league up there.