Guardiola has spoken out in support of Klopp, highlighting his own past antics that have seen his "overenthusiasm" criticised by various members of the football community. Even Burnley's teamsheet revealed five changes of their own. Naby Keita coming in to midfield and Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi given a chance to shine.
The Liverpool boss ran onto the pitch to celebrate Divock Origi's stoppage time victor as Liverpool closed the gap on his league leaders to two points.
So for Liverpool to get the late goal how they did, it was just a rush of emotion.
Defender Joe Gomez was carried off on a stretcher with an injury after sliding into the advertising hoarding behind the byline following a tackle by Ben Mee.
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Joe Gomez starts at right-back in place of Trent Alexander-Arnold, with Alberto Moreno and Joel Matip also getting rare starts in defence for Liverpool. We knew how strong they were but today they were outstandingly strong and hard with the way they played. Origi was waiting to nod it in from a yard out and send Anfield into delirium. The last time I did it was about 14 years ago.
That came for Burnley, when a knock over the top turned Liverpool's defence and found Ashley Barnes with space to exploit and Chris Wood in support to his left.
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A couple of decisions would have been overturned in last season's quarterfinal exit to Liverpool if VAR was in use, and he now wants the Premier League to follow suit.