Speaking to reporters after the game, Jesus said: "We managed to score the goal very early in the second minute and that was very important". Pep Guardiola was sent off at the break for over appealing against a controversial decision.
"But Mateu Lahoz is a special guy, he likes to be different, he likes to be special".
'I know what happened in Monaco last season so he is a referee whenever people see the things, he will see the opposite. "Over the course of 11 months you have ups and downs", Guardiola said.
There was some controversy in the encounter with Leroy Sane being denied what seemed a legitimate goal for offside, while Raheem Sterling was denied a penalty when he was tackled by Andrew Robertson in the penalty area.
"The ball [for Sane] came from [James] Milner. It is not offside".
"Then we had a goal disallowed from [Leroy] Sane and that was hard to take because it affected the game a little bit". 'We didn't play great in the two games but we congratulate Liverpool and focus on the six games we have until the end of the season to wrap up the [Premier League] title'. "I didn't insult him".
'We spoke about that. "Liverpool deserved to go through".
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"They took all the risks they could take, we needed a bit of luck and a disciplined defending formation".
"We'll go again next season".
At half-time, several City players remonstrated with Lahoz before Guardiola intervened. But then Salah and Sadio Mane linked up, with the Egyptian arriving in the box after Manchester City couldn't clear its lines and rounded goalkeeper Ederson Moraes before chipping his shot into the back of the net.
And with City's line-up packed with attacking players - although top scorer Sergio Aguero was on the bench - it came as no surprise that they flew out of the blocks.
Barcelona and Real Madrid sit on 27 per cent and 25 per cent of winning the trophy, with City holding a 1 per cent chance. "We knew we had to get the ball better and we defended better in the second half". It's a goal and a penalty.