Aguero might be fighting to get his starting spot in the first XI, but he’s still important to the team, according to Guardiola.
Jesus was replaced early in the first half by the striker due to injury. This is the third match he’s coming on as a substitute, casting doubts over his future.
But Guardiola says the form of Sane, Sterling and Jesus has not made it easy for Aguero to get a starting position.
“Of course we need all the players, the strikers especially. I know how important is Sergio. I did yesterday, the day before, the last week, the last month,” Guardiola said.
“He’s an important player that in the last games he didn’t play because the three guys in front were amazing. Gabriel was outstanding and Leroy and Rash too, so that’s why they played.
“But the [FA] Cup is there next week and Champions League is there, Premier League is still there.
“To qualify for the Champions League next season will be a tough, tough battle for everybody.
“So, that’s why of course we need the contribution from Sergio, he’s so important for us.”
Aguero has scored 11 league goals in 19 games this season, and Jesus’ foot injury may provide him with an opportunity.