"If you play like we did today - you could see the passion in the team - then it's hard to beat us and that's what we must do every game".
The Argentina striker turned home Kevin De Bruyne's pinpoint cross as City fought back from conceding a penalty converted by former player James Milner in the 51st minute.
The Spaniard has struggled to mould his City team into a typical "Guardiola side" since joining last year and, having failed to go beyond the Champions League last-16 for the first time in his managerial career, many believe that there will be a vast overhaul in the summer as the 46-year-old looks to clear out a number of ageing stars. I don't think so.
"But the box is the box".
A penalty was always likely in this game - played on a slick surface after pre-match rain - because of the last-ditch defending on show from both teams. "When you score a goal it's because you have that talent".
Lallana fluffed his chance to secure the win over Manchester City with eight minutes on the clock, seven yards out and with goal at his mercy. "More balls than everyone here", Guardiola told reporters at the Etihad Stadium. "I love him. Under pressure, the people criticise him, so I am delighted to have John, with all the huge amount of mistakes he has".
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said that the only thing missing from his team is top class finishing.
It was still not enough for victory, with the teams playing out a fast-paced and incident-packed 1-1 draw, but Guardiola still saw enough to proclaim it as one of the best results of his career.
"I don't know if I will be able to do that, but I am willing to help this club, if they want to stay with me, in the next years to make the next step forward".
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp retorted drily: "He's Spanish. They're more emotional than the Germans".
Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players against Liverpool.