Liverpool legend John Aldridge has called for Kop boss Jurgen Klopp to think wisely in terms of team selection ahead of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma, suggesting to use talisman Mohamed Salah sparingly during domestic competition.
It was Nathan Ake, playing on the left side of a back three, that had the challenge of keeping Salah quite, the Dutchman doing fairly well in comparison to some more senior defender's that have faced Liverpool's star man this season.
The Egyptian was named the best player in March after six goals in four appearances, including a four-goal haul against Watford at Anfield.
"Salah deserves to be crowned Footballer of the Year and to carry off the Premier League's Golden Boot but a bigger picture has emerged that is more important than all of that now".
"To win the Champions League is huge for everyone".
"I said after 10-15 minutes we will be champions", said Guardiola of his side's fast start.
"Liverpool then have a home game against Stoke and I would encourage Klopp to rest his front three for that one and have them ready for what will be a hard game at the Stadio Olympico in Rome".
"It's also very close, it's just seven goals but let's see", he added.
A Premier League Golden Boot would still be a welcome addition of course for the favourite to finish top scorer after he chalked up his 30th league goal of the campaign.
"It means a lot to me".
"But you can see with the team, everyone tries to pass the ball to me to help me". To get the points.
"Playing like this is great, it's just great and scoring these goals is really good - 300 is really a massive number, to be honest", said Klopp.
Ever since they were unceremoniously knocked out of the FA Cup after a 2-3 defeat in the 4th round at the hands of West Brom towards the end of January, Liverpool have consistently been firing on all cylinders, wiping out teams that have stood in their way, including the seemingly infallible Manchester City.