"I'm not a guy who says you are the second, you are the third, you are the fourth, they are free to take decisions like a manager".
Guardiola also spoke about his recent three-year contract extension with City for the first time, and whilst pleased to tie himself to the club until 2021, he understands he has to continue to deliver a challenge for trophies.
"Khaldoon [Al Muburak, chairman], Txiki [Begiristain, director of football] and Ferran [Soriano, chief executive] know it depends on results".
'They asked me if I could come a little bit earlier and I said of course, ' the 23-year-old said, while admitting last summer's Confederations Cup affected his debut season in England.
"When I first arrived in Monaco he had been there for a year and because we spoke the same language, he was one of the players who helped me to adapt and train well".
Today's opponents, Liverpool, have splashed out £250 million (RM1.33 billion) since January in a bid to build a team capable of challenging for the title. "If Liverpool believes they should spend this kind of money, it is because they believe it is best for them".
"When we chose to extend the contract, first of all I am comfortable, the second one is the club trust what we are doing", said Guardiola.
On Liverpool's summer spending spree, Guardiola added: 'If they believe it's the best for them, it's ideal for them.
Silva, 23, reported back later last summer for pre-season due to the Confederations Cup and consequently took the first half of the campaign to get fully up to speed in the Premier League. "It can only be good, I think, the competition".
"All the contenders, United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham will be stronger".