Having been ever-present in those four games, he has already racked up more Premier League minutes for the Cherries (360) than in the whole of last season and the first half of this season combined (282).
"The amusing thing about that is I didn't read it, I didn't watch it and I still know it", he told a news conference on Friday.
"This is why I come onto the pitch at the end of each game". That was always clear. It's not important when it happens, it's that it can happen. "Never write Tottenham off", commented midfielder Harry Winks recently, and given that they are only five points off the top of the table, Spurs' title hopes also remain very much alive. "We want to play convincing football, we want to perform and that was the reaction we wanted to show". I don't know another way.
"Is it interesting for me?" Not really, but obviously the view from outside is completely different. Like City, Chelsea can not afford many more slip-ups, which is one reason Guardiola has referred to Sunday's game as a cup final.
"That's the world outside, and we live in that world".
Higuain will spearhead Chelsea's attack, having found the net twice last time out against Huddersfield.
Solanke may not have had the most encouraging of debuts for Bournemouth in last week's defeat to Cardiff, but it was his first taste of any competitive first-team football since the final day of the 2017/18 Premier League season, when he scored his one and only Liverpool goal in 27 appearances in a 4-0 win over Brighton. We are used to that.
Liverpool and Bournemouth played earlier in the season.
In total - since his move from Roma in 2017 - the 26-year-old forward is closing in on 70 goals for Liverpool, whilst also providing nearly a quarter of a century of assists.
We have reached a point where based on recent performances our defence picks itself.
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England worldwide Gomez underwent surgery on Monday in a bid to assist his recovery from the lower-leg fracture he suffered against Burnley in December.
"Joe's surgery worked pretty well", Klopp said.
"Recovery [timeframe] is always hard but it's four to six weeks in terms of returning to play, so hopefully that's the case".
All three men were missing in their West Ham draw last week Monday and were heavily missed.
Nevertheless, De Bruyne's Goodison Park contribution did not go unnoticed to Guardiola, who conceded managing the player's workload remains in his thoughts following an injury-wrecked period.