So I would not like my players to read what I've said, or see me on TV, and see the manager is talking about another thing, and then thinking that they are not important.
The Catalan has been a dominant force in the English top-flight this season, with his team sweeping aside all before them.
In 33 games in all competitions this term, the only side to beat Pep Guardiola's all-conquering City were Shakhtar Donetsk in a Champions League dead rubber.
Guardiola is looking forward to his latest showdown against Klopp, who he first faced during their respective spells in charge of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
He said: "Jurgen Klopp is a master of the counter-attack, so they're a team who can arrive in the finishing area in three or four touches".
"I think Liverpool play like Liverpool was in the past, in all their history".
"When we lose the ball in unsafe positions we have to control Salah and Mane because they are so fast, so quick and so clever in the box".
But after their win over Manchester United, and even the fixture we had ourselves against Wolves from the same division, was it any surprise.
"Of course, (Philippe) Coutinho's not there, in the middle, with the talent that he has, but (Georginio) Wijnaldum and Emre Can are, and (Adam) Lallana's come back". I'm confident but not as confident as other managers, thinking this club will call, that club will call.
Liverpool have been afforded a nine-day gap before the City visit, with their most recent game being last Friday's 2-1 win over Everton in the FA Cup.
Given the attacking flair of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, there'll be plenty of Liverpool fans claiming Coutinho won't be missed, but the departure of the Reds' star player is sure to make an impact on the side.
"In sports everything can happen".
"It is simple like that".
Indeed, a succession of muscular problems has limited the England worldwide to just 30 Premier League starts since the start of the 2014-15 season, in which he has scored 17 goals.