Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp admits life would be easier without Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as the Reds and the Citizens prepare to resume their rivalry this weekend.
How was everything?
Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp was asked about his rivalry with Pep Guardiola, with the Reds and Man City between them having won each of the last five titles.
What did Jurgen Klopp say about Pep Guardiola?
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been asked if he will miss Pep if he leaves Manchester City. The German coach replied that no, he would prefer if Guardiola arranged a holiday for the four of them!
According to Jurgen Klopp, in fact, his preferred solution would be that he took a holiday for the last four years! Frankly, this is a joke. But Klopp doesn’t know how often he has to say this, but Guardiola is the best manager in the world and Pep Guardiola proves it all the time, every day. What Pep does is special, really special, and Jurgen respects that.
According to the Liverpool manager, he and Pep Guardiola are not best friends because they don’t know each other, but he respects him and knows that he respects what they do. Good. You don’t have to be disrespectful to compete. Jurgen Klopp says he can always admit to being slick when he sees it, and here’s the deal.
A little about the topic
The Reds missed last season’s Premier League title, as they did in 2018-19, by one point to the Citizens, but will arrive in Sunday’s game 13 points on the Pep’s side and Jurgen has already ruled them out of this season’s title race.
Against Guardiola’s teams, Klopp has won 11 times and lost nine times as manager of Borussia Dortmund and the Reds.