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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City can take lessons from Anfield defeat
Pep Guardiola believes his Manchester City players will learn from the 4-3 defeat at Liverpool that ended their unbeaten start to the season.
Guardiola, who had previously said he did not believe City would stay unbeaten all season, said his side lost their stability as they conceded three goals in nine second-half minutes before two late goals set up a tense final few minutes.
City remain 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League, although that lead will be cut to 12 if second-placed Manchester United win against Stoke City on Monday night.
Guardiola told his postmatch news conference: "My first words is congratulations to Liverpool on the victory, it was a good game.
"We played the first 10-15 minutes really good until the goal from Firmino, and after that we lost a little bit of our control for many reasons.
"Always you have to be stable and it's a good lesson for the knockout stages of the Champions League. When you concede a goal, you cannot lose it and we did for a little bit.
"But we kept trying and found two goals. You need to live these situations to realise what you have done so far.
"Since one or one-and-a-half months ago people have been saying it's over. We have to win the next one and keep fighting to win the Premier League.
"Losing is never good news, but all teams lose games. The important thing when you lose is to not lose again."
Pep Guardiola reacts as his team are beaten at Anfield.

Guardiola again refused to be drawn on the potential signing of Alexis Sanchez, who was left out of Arsenal's squad at Bournemouth.
Sanchez now appears to have a choice between City and United, but Guardiola played down talk of a deal.
He said: "He's an Arsenal player, so I don't talk about the players that aren't in my team now.
"We have the squad, I don't know what's going to happen in this transfer window -- we are going to finish with these players or if we can buy someone because we have four competitions and a lot of games and we're going to try."
City have been linked with a move with a defender and suffered another blow when Fabian Delph limped off in the first half. "[Delph] will be out for a while. It's his knee," Guardiola said.
They are already short of options at left-back, with Benjamin Mendy ruled out for at least three months with a cruciate knee ligament injury. — with Ellie Hashimoto and Yoko Nagashima.

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