Kevin de Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez were also on target against Nigel Clough's League One side as City ensured their visit to the Pirelli Stadium on January 23 is a mere formality.
"We do what we have to do to become a great, great club", warned Guardiola.
Burton consequently suffered the largest margin of defeat in an English cup semi-final and the heaviest loss in the EFL Cup for over 30 years.
Looking Ahead It would take somewhat of a miracle for City to not progress and we can assume that they are guaranteed another League Cup final under Pep Guardiola.
"We spoke about travelling to Burton with as big an advantage as possible but we didn't expect this". "We didn't do too much wrong, two or three of the goals we could have done more but we didn't too badly".
"We've not gone into any detail with them (the players) because that will frighten the life out of them", admitted Clough.
Justin Fields will transfer to Ohio State
Georgia also has a commitment from 4-star quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, but he is yet to sign a letter of intent. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Fields completed 27-of-39 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman.
League One Burton got a stark reminder of the size of the task facing them when Championship side Rotherham went to the home of the Premier League champions in the FA Cup on Sunday and suffered a 7-0 thrashing. "We are going to play the next game like a final". When they are on their own patch, as you saw against Liverpool, they are as good and as confident as anything.That's when they've come off a relatively poor period for them, they have lost a couple of matches recently and then they can still play like they did against Liverpool and keep the title race open.
"I watched them play Liverpool and they were pretty frightening at times", he said.
'Players like me want to play more, to help the team, and we went out there to win'. It's easy to make the argument that it's the least important of the four competitions that City are in, but the best and most successful teams crave trophies and they will see this as another opportunity to add to their haul under Guardiola.
"We want to become a top club and you can not deny any game, we can not drop any competition".
Middlesbrough 8-1 Manchester City (Premier League, May 2008): Sven-Goran Eriksson's final game as City boss ended with a humbling by Middlesbrough as Afonso Alves scored a hat-trick in a Premier League rout at the Riverside.