"We are close to being champions. It's a coincidence because it's the derby but it doesn't matter. We just have to be focused on what we have to do to win the game."
"We have three massive games coming up - United, Liverpool and Spurs - we have to see the player's condition," said Guardiola.
"We have training later and we will see later. We will prepare the team to win the game."
The Catalan feels the City fans can play a big part in a win on Saturday.
"It will be so important in bad moments that we feel our supporters are there," he said. "Sometimes the players, managers they don't deserve the supporters but that is not the case (here).
"Wednesday was a tough result, so difficult, but we're going to try. Liverpool played like they always do at Anfield - the first 25 minutes of the second half we were good."