Premier League Klopp Heaps Praise On Guardiola Ahead Super Sunday Game

As his Liverpool team gets ready for what may be the last chapter in their exciting rivalry, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was praised by Jurgen Klopp on Friday as the greatest manager of his lifetime.

Liverpool has been City’s main opponent and might win the Premier League in 2020, even though City has won five of the last six titles.

Before Sunday’s match at Anfield, Liverpool, the league leaders, were ahead of the champions by a single point. The two teams are once again engaged in a battle at the top of the table.

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The manager of Liverpool added that Guardiola was “outstanding in many aspects” for his squad, which is attempting to win the FA Cup, the Premier League, and the Champions League for the second time in a row.

I know that, I do the job myself so I see excellence when I face it and Pep is definitely that so it’s just so many different things over the years he did with his teams,” Klopp told reporters on Friday.

“How can I judge managers from the past? But in my lifetime he’s the outstanding manager, definitely.”

In their 29 encounters together, Klopp has triumphed 12 times versus Guardiola’s 11 losses.

In this moment I have a positive record against Pep,” he said. “I have no clue how that happened to be honest but it is all fine.

“I know I’m quite good at what I’m doing as well. I don’t want to sound like somebody who is happy to be here but you ask me about the best and for me he is the best.”

Liverpool’s home record against City is striking; since 2003, the visitors have only triumphed at Anfield once, and it was in front of empty seats during the coronavirus outbreak in 2021.

Although he emphasised that it was too soon to declare the game as a title decider, Klopp stated that playing at home would be a “massive, massive” impact.

He was also questioned over remarks made this week by defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, who claimed in an interview that Liverpool values titles more than City, who is supported by Abu Dhabi.

He was born in Liverpool… he played through all the youth teams,” said the Liverpool boss. “What would you think in that situation?

“One of our slogans which I love is ‘This means more’ and it means more to us. We have no clue exactly 100 per cent what it means to other people.

“It’s just how he feels, how we feel and I’ve absolutely no problem with that.”

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