Guardiola's team remain unbeaten and 15 points clear at the top of the league standings.
"Normally when this kind of situation [booing] happens it is because he was important for Liverpool fans", the City boss added.
With a match of this magnitude, any free betting offers could be placed on a number of markets with both teams having quality in abundance and this is a fixture which should guarantee plenty of goals. Sunday provides an increasingly rare occasion where City are above even money.
City, still in the hunt for four trophies this term, could also become the first team to win a top-flight match at Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United in the same season since Wimbledon in 1986-87.
The atmosphere at Anfield could make for a very different game.
Asked what made his new side an attractive destination for a player who was also the subject of interest from Chelsea, the former Celtic man replied: "I think the size of the club, the fans, the players, the manager, the whole package here is awesome". City had a spell when they needed a succession of late goals to see off their opponents, with narrow victories against Huddersfield, Southampton and West Ham. All three sides pressed and took the game to City.
"Hopefully we can do better than last season".
Salah has missed Liverpool's last two games against Burnley and Everton but returned to full training earlier this week and will be back in contention this weekend as long as he doesn't suffer any setback over the next 48 hours.
In your opinion, who will come out on top on Sunday? Bristol City adopted a similar strategy in midweek and Lee Johnson's reward for being adventurous at the Etihad Stadium was forced errors out of Eliaquim Mangala and John Stones, which contributed to the Championship side's opening goal.
But since Champions League action took a back seat the Reds have been more risky than ever.
Factor in that the club is still alive on three other fronts-FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League-and the potential for a truly special season remains tantalizingly alive.