Guardiola refused to be drawn into the row.
“The decision of the referee, you have to ask to the referee. One day in my life I speak quite well about the referee and I understand you can be banned,” he said.
"We are still in a pretty good position so it’s all fine for us. Not in the moment, it feels really bad, but it’s only the moment."
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 3, 2019
Defeat to their main rivals – and first of the season – means questions will start to be asked about whether Liverpool can maintain their commanding position.
Klopp, however, declared himself satisfied with the position they were in.
“I have so much faith in my players, you can’t imagine,” he added.
“If someone had told me after both games after Man City we were four points up, I would have paid money for it, you cannot believe. It is something not possible.”