The Reds named an academy side during their clash against Aston Villa in the League Cup quarter-final but that was because Klopp chose to prioritize the Club World Cup.
On his former club arriving at King Power Stadium as the newly-crowned world champions, Rodgers said: "Congratulations to Liverpool because it's a fantastic achievement". So we must relax and play like this and we'll see in the end what happens.
Liverpool v Leicester City: James Milner of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League matchup between Liverpool FC & Leicester City at Anfield on October 5, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. However, Guardiola has stressed throughout the season that he would not let his side give up, and they showed that with a brilliant performance in a big game.
"We'll have to see altogether how it works, what is going on".
The Manchester derby earlier this month saw a City fan appear to make a monkey gesture at United midfielder Fred, while the League Two game between Forest Green and Scunthorpe on the same day was halted after allegations of racist abuse.
Guardiola is a two-time Champions League victor as a manager but won both titles while at Barcelona.
"But on the way back - with all the circumstances we know over four years - was all good". Like I said, we know we've got a lot of talent and a lot of ability and we know that we can hurt teams when we're playing at our best.
The champions are now 14 points behind league leaders Liverpool after just 17 games.
"Seriously, I could not be any prouder than I am to be the manager of these players".
"I think we should find a way together to stop this". But how can I ignore what we have all experienced in this year?
He said: "What I know is (two games in) less than 48 hours is not flawless but all the time in this country Christmas time is like this". It seems unlikely, but this is a busy stretch with no real break for the Premier League.