"He is a top lad, the most down-to-earth person you will meet".
Few would expect City to stumble in this season's contest for the Premier League title, given they are now 15 points clear at the top, yet Guardiola has warned it is still possible.
City placed one foot in the League Cup final during the week with a 2-1 home win against Bristol City in the first leg of their semi-final tie, courtesy of a last minute Sergio Aguero goal.
Sane has twice turned Jurgen Klopp down.
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"It's interesting to play against City".
"He has said to us that sometimes, if you've not been winning there for all these years it needs to be something that is coming from within us and we need to change that".
Asked about City's Anfield curse, Guardiola said: "I don't believe in these kind of things, but of course the last time City won was 15 years ago, so it means a lot in terms of how hard and complicated it is to play there". But Klopp has burnished his reputation, has pulled together the seams, has shown he can call a club to order. That fluent, fun, workaholic attack is a genuinely notable creation.More news: Ant McPartlin Announces Split From Wife Lisa Armstrong
However, Jürgen Klopp has been a thorn in Guardiola's side since their Bundesliga days at Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The Blues are unbeaten and it might be time to seriously think that they might go the whole season without a loss, and avoiding defeat away to Liverpool will prove they can definitely be the Blue Invincibles.
West Ham head into this game three games unbeaten in the Premier League after a respectable 1-1 at Tottenham in their last Premier League.
Guardiola has named playmaker David Silva on the bench, with Ilkay Gundogan starting in midfield.
With Liverpool suddenly exposed, Sane motored into the area, showing deft footwork to open just enough space for a shot that blazed past Loris Karius's weak attempt to save at his near post.More news: RSP Permian, Inc. (RSPP) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
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Guardiola's team is also light years ahead of the rest of the English top flight, with a an average of 70.9% total ball possession.
Heading into today's showdown at Anfield against the runaway Premier League leaders, Oxlade-Chamberlain had equalled those figures across 19 league matches, with his ninth minute strike seeing him surpass the magic number and further cementing his newfound confidence under Jurgen Klopp.More news: False Missile Threat Causes Panic in Hawaii