The Brazil worldwide, 20, has responded well to a visit to Barcelona this week, to be treated by Ramon Cugat, the surgeon Guardiola regularly turns to when his players are battling serious injuries.
City remain favorites to sign the Chile forward, who is out of contract at the end of the season and has made clear that he wishes to leave the Emirates Stadium but Manchester United are reported to have joined the race for his signature. They now sit an incredible 15 points clear.
Barring an epic collapse, City will spend the rest of the season focused on the historic implications of their remarkable campaign.
"I think the size of the club, the fans, the players, the manager, the whole package here is fantastic".
"I am focused on the game against Liverpool".
The Reds may have lost star midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in midweek but still boast a strong team and history puts them in a strong position to beat City this weekend - Liverpool haven't lost to the Sky Blues at home in 15 years. But since that fateful meeting in September, Liverpool have more than fine tuned their own engine and the players will have all the confidence and determination they need to right the wrongs of the Etihad debacle.
My graphic shows how these tactics will change as the game goes on.
"Hopefully we can do better than last season". You can defend it, of course, but it's really hard.
"We are facing them in their best moment". Again and again and again.
"I think Manchester City fans here and around the world have to be so proud".
Indeed, when asked to compare the two sides in December, Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger said: "We had no petrol but ideas; they have petrol and ideas". All three sides pressed and took the game to City. He has so far downplayed the possibility of achieving the milestone - "We are going to lose games; it belongs to Arsène Wenger" - but surely the apple is going to grow all too enticing as May draws near.
"But since we found our way". "We did it in Stamford Bridge, Old Trafford, and we'll see on Sunday how we do".
Coutinho or not, Liverpool have a great recent record against City at Anfield, winning their last four meetings on Merseyside, and going undefeated since 2003.
"It was instinctive and to be honest I don't know why I shot from there", he said.