The Spain worldwide has been an integral part of City's success, scoring 61 goals and providing 115 assists in 346 appearances to help the club win three league titles, an FA Cup, and three League Cups since his arrival in 2010. Here, Nick Wright examines the only potential flaw in their squad. I completely understand. I am not concerned about what one of us said one day and the circumstances.
"It's a big club, the football they play is fantastic, with a big manager".
Meanwhile, despite playing with mainly reserves in the first stanza, Mahrez displayed his creativity and pace on several occasions for Man City.
"When we made a decision to extend the contract, first of all I am comfortable, the second one is the club trust what we are doing", he told the press. "To win two consecutive leagues is very complicated but we'll try to do that", concluded Silva.
"People always love me in England, it's been eight years - very successful years, and the football we've played has been very attractive".
Privately, however, Guardiola might admit there is a little more urgency than he is letting on.
"For 75 incredible minutes, the players were so exhausted but worked so hard and for the last part of the game Liverpool brought on incredible quality and deserved to score the goals in the end".
Missing a host of World Cup stars, City opened the scoring approaching the hour mark via Leroy Sane's brilliance after the Germany star outpaced Virgil van Dijk and Nathaniel Clyne.
With midfield proving a problem for Klopp at the end of last season due to numerous injuries and a shortage of options, this season could see him suffer a reversal of fortunes in the centre of his Liverpool team.
"I am satisfied by the performance in the first half and the first 15 minutes of the second half, not the last 30 minutes".
It is one of the reasons why City were willing to spend £46.5m on Jorginho, who is seven years younger, but an even more pressing issue is their lack of depth in the position.
In contrast, Tottenham are yet to buy any new players this summer.