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"I think two or three weeks", Guardiola concluded on when he expects a return for Jesus. "Against Basel in the Champions League, he could be ready".

"It doesn't make me nervous, it's a big compliment to myself for the hard work I've put in so far, that Liverpool are willing to pay that much money", he told Sky Sports.

The striker went to Barcelona on Thursday to visit knee specialist Dr Ramon Cugat having suffered medial collateral ligament damage against Crystal Palace on New Year's Eve.

There have only been five longer unbeaten streaks in the top flight than Manchester City's current run of 30 matches: Arsenal's 49 games in 2003-2004, Nottingham Forest's 42 in 1977-1978, Chelsea with 40 in 2004-2005, Leeds United's 34 in 1968-1969 and Liverpool's 31 in 1987-1988.

"If you want to win titles you have to win these kind of games".

"This season at Stamford Bridge we were able to do that but still we have to go to Anfield, to Emirates and against Tottenham".

Gaurdiola spoke about Man City's trip to face Liverpool at Anfield, saying, "Liverpool is such an important game; to realize again if we are able to do big things in this season, in important stages, in the Champions League".

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"To see ourselves, when we arrive in Basel, knockout games - how is our behaviour?"

"I met Jurgen when I was at Bayern Munich and he was always a guy who tried to play forward, and with no fear".

"We have to make the best of it".

However, Anfield and the atmosphere there should give the Liverpool players that extra push that they need to win this game. "You have to win these kind of games".

Manchester United scored just before half time, Tottenham Hotspur netted in the closing seconds of the match, Leicester City won and converted a penalty in added-on time, Watford scored and should have been given a penalty in the final 10 minutes at the Etihad Stadium and Bristol City forced those two mistakes out of Mangala and Stones at the end of the first half.

His Spurs side produced four wins, a draw and a single defeat to Guardiola's City, who remain unbeaten in the Premier League and sit 15 points clear at the top.

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