City moved back to the top of the Premier League on Monday thanks to a 1-0 home defeat of Leicester City that was secured by Vincent Kompany's long-range rocket.
Guardiola takes his side to Brighton and Hove Albion for the final fixture of the campaign knowing a 14th consecutive league win would seal a successful title defence.
Guardiola and Klopp have shown high levels of respect for each other during a gripping title race but the City boss appeared to crank up the mind games going into the decisive weekend.
"The problem is the way we played," Guardiola told reporters when asked if recent victories have been mentally draining for his team.
"We won 1-0 in Burnley but we didn't concede one corner, one shot on target. We controlled the games. We are a much better team than the opponents.
"What we have to do when you play a game is
"Sometimes you need a goal like Vinnie today. Sometimes in [
"It was outstanding the way we played in the second half, especially the character and the personality. Knowing how difficult it is to handle the emotions to play. Knowing if you don't win you cannot be champions.
"We have the pressure because we can't
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Kompany was an unlikely hero for City, the club captain scoring his first Premier League goal of the season to break the deadlock at a nervous Etihad Stadium.
"I said, 'No shoot, Vinnie, no shoot'," Guardiola said of the skipper, whose City contract expires at the end of the campaign. "He was smart, don't follow my thoughts. Incredible goal. The desire to win, everybody. And we did it.
"There are important players in that club, more than one century of history at this club and there are not a lot in the trophy cabinet – titles – but there are players who help us to be who were are right now. Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany is one of them.
"Vincent, 10 years, we spoke many times, unfortunately sometimes he's injured. When he is fit, he is an incredible central defender. Today, for the goal, it's awesome, it's massive. But he's a real defender, he's a personality.
"He's beloved. He is a leader many times. I am happy for him, for the club, for everybody."