The Spanish coach revealed he ordered Riyad Mahrez to take the penalty awarded four minutes from time which offered the Champions a chance to impose themselves on the title race.
The Algeria worldwide missed the penalty which would have given the Premier League champions the maximum three points against Liverpool. Of course I wanted to score to help the team to win'.
He said: "I've missed a few, but it is part of football". To get the latest soccer news, text "SPORTS" to 22840.
"During the training sessions everyday I see Mahrez taking the penalties and it gave me a lot of confidence".
"It will be good experience for him, next time it will go in". "In the training sessions he shoot the flawless penalties, but that sometimes happens and in the end, that is what it is".
"If it is an open game at Anfield you don't even have a one-percent chance", said Guardiola. In the end, ok, it sometimes happens.
However, Guardiola admitted his plan for a slower tempo to stop Liverpool springing onto the counter-attack had worked.
Manchester City regained top spot in the Premier League after securing a hard-fought goalless draw at Liverpool.
'It showed we are not just a team that wants to play and leaves big spaces, but we are a team who want to be strong defensively.
"They did well, as did we, up until the penalty moment".
But the Egyptian again looked far from his best and snatched at the sort of chances he buried last season. I was confident, so I was not happy that they did not allow me. Up and down they are the best team in the world in these transitions. It is what Jurgen feels.