The City manager watched his team rescue a 1-1 draw at Molineux as Aymeric Laporte's first goal for the club cancelled out Willy Boly's controversial second-half opener for the newly-promoted team. This was a lesson in controlled positivity, a balance between attack and defence and maybe an example of how to play against this City side.
"I'm pretty demanding but I know we can improve", added Klopp.
"Unfortunately the referee was probably the worst performer today, and that's why we lost two points", said Gundogan as quoted by the MEN.
While City had much the better chances, Wolves were ambitious in their approach and offered a threat throughout.
City threatened to take all three points with a quarter of an hour remaining, but Gabriel Jesus' header from Mendy's cross was directed straight at Patricio. "I'm confident that they will take points off our competitors". We created enough chances to win the game but it doesn't count and we drew the game 1-1 and I don't have too many regrets.
What might be the most encouraging thing for Wolves is that, going by Nuno Espírito Santo's post-match demeanour, this was not especially unusual. "No matter what opponent you have you should play the way you think you should play".
The promising 22-year-old was expected to shine this term given the additional time off compared to many of his team-mates, but Guardiola was critical of his lack of defensive effort during pre-season. If I say to you the way I work this week and refer to the weakness then maybe I will ruin my gameplan so I will not do so. I don't like to criticise them. Mendy was fined for turning up late to training in the run-up to the season opener at Arsenal, and that was far from the first time he has been the last one to join a session or a tactical meeting. "Every manager can do what they want because they know their teams".
'It is not the case that when someone in this team is not playing that I'm not happy with them or they don't deserve it. The Wolves goalkeeper pulled off a save reminiscent of Jordan Pickford's against Colombia, as he tipped Raheem Sterling's swerving half volley onto the bar with his "wrong hand". "We knew how good Wolves were last season and that they are strong with the players they have so we knew this would be a hard game already".