The German boss also discussed Liverpool's impressive European form this term, City's 'vulnerability' after successive defeats, and his perfect game scenario. Gary Lineker and his panel of experts, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand, were gathered around a manger bearing gifts.
"I just said, 'It's a goal, the ball came off Milner'". For the first time this season, City were outclassed.
'We spoke about that.
"I have absolutely no interest in comparing us". "That's why he sent me off". But that's what we will do.
On whether he feels City are 'vulnerable' after two successive defeats... I don't really care too much about Liverpool.
"When the teams are so equal the impact of these decisions is so big".
After goals by Edin Dzeko and Daniele De Rossi, center back Kostas Manolas scored the decisive goal with a header from a corner in the 82nd minute at the Stadio Olimpico. Over the course of those two years, the club has committed €586 million ($725 million) to transfer fees, according to CIES Football Observatory's academic studies (over 53 percent more than their nearest domestic rival). "But Mateu Lahoz is a special guy".
"We made an amazing 45 minutes". There is always a profound reason why a team wins or loses. That's the chance we are working for.
Klopp is fully aware of that.
Manchester City has been dominant this season.
Yet when City lose a match, as they inevitably must, Guardiola's methods are questioned. He likes to be different, he likes to be special. when everybody sees the things, he's going to decide the opposite. "We know him. The players felt it". Substitutions were slow and laboured, but the punishment could continue.
On preparing to face an opposition who will give everything. I would say that's how City play.
"You can imagine Pep [Guardiola] was not happy with the [disallowed goal] but we've scored five goals against Man City and only conceded one".
Guardiola is leaky. I love that one. And we lost to a great team, which is Liverpool.
"So the reaction at first was OK but then it wasn't OK anymore".
File image of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Total perfection is demanded of seemingly everyone other than himself. It's a penalty from Robertson on Raheem Sterling right in front of the fourth official.
Or perhaps it never will.
"We need money to buy and to play in that level all the time".
On Liverpool 'having more European experience' as a club than City... Guardiola claimed Lahoz likes to be 'special', hinting he thinks very little of the official's integrity.
What he did best at Barca was driven by an additional first-love motivation which cannot be replicated elsewhere.
It proved costly for Barcelona. When we could have gone 2-1 up at a critical point we instead soon went 2-1 down.