City gave a token of their quality on what demonstrated a calming night for Liverpool, who were given a guard of respect by their hosts in their first match since securing the Premier League title a week ago.

Kevin De Bruyne started the defeat with a punishment before further strikes from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden and an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain own goal.

City manager Guardiola felt his side should have been at their best to hone up for their proceeding with difficulties in the FA Cup and Champions League.

Guardiola stated: “I’m charmed. Congrats to the group, we beat the heroes with the quality they have.

“I found in the guard of respect how unimaginably engaged they were, the means by which they yelled. I saw their appearances, that is the reason they’re champions.

“They didn’t come here to celebrate. They’d alcoholic enough lagers and they came here to contend.

“So the odds we made, to beat them 4-0, it was so significant for planning against Arsenal and Real Madrid.”

De Bruyne was remarkable all through and earned high recognition from Guardiola.

He stated: “He’s a great player, this guy. He has something extraordinary. He can run, the vision, the character, the penalty taker – at this moment in midfield he’s the best. He can show signs of improvement obviously and he knows it.”

Sterling was additionally profoundly persuasive against his previous club, winning the penalty for De Bruyne’s goal and afterward including City’s second. He thought he had additionally asserted the fourth just for the last touch to fall off Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Sterling felt it was critical to make an impression on the side that had taken their crown.

“They have been splendid the entire year and we realized we needed to come out solid. We began truly well and all credit to the young men,” he revealed to Sky Sports.

“We realized we were behind, we were frustrated now and again this season having lost a few games we shouldn’t have so we had a test against the new heroes and (an opportunity) to come to a meaningful conclusion.

“Next season begins today and I figure we progressed admirably.”

Liverpool chief Jurgen Klopp felt City savagely exploited his side’s errors.

Klopp said on BBC Radio Five Live: “The game had a great deal of key minutes and City utilized them. That is the means by which it is.

“We had our minutes where we were truly near making something yet City were truly there. They utilized our mix-ups, we didn’t utilize their errors.

“The game was open however it clicked more for City than for us. I needed to see a splendid mentality and I saw that, the young men were truly battling.

“On the off chance that there is a group on the planet that can crush us like this it is presumably City yet we will come back once more.”

Klopp, who appeared to be bad tempered in a portion of his post-coordinate meetings, additionally demanded a week ago’s festivals had no effect on the outcome.

“It had nothing to do with a week ago,” he said in his post-match press conference.

“In the event that anybody felt that the quality gap is 20 or 23 points I can’t support you. I saw practically all the City games and even in the games they lost they were acceptable.”

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