Manchester - Manchester City suffered a huge blow ahead of Sunday's top-of-the-table clash at Premier League leaders Liverpool with goalkeeper Ederson ruled out through injury.
City ended that game in Milan with right-back Kyle Walker in goal after Ederson's replacement Claudio Bravo was sent off 10 minutes from time for bringing down Josip Ilicic outside his box.
However, Guardiola rejected suggestions that Bravo will be a liability at Anfield on Sunday.
"You have to respect this guy. He is 34-years-old and has spent his whole career at the top level.
City travel to Anfield on Sunday already six points behind Liverpool.