Jurgen Klopp admits facing Pep was the toughest task since the Bundesliga.
Jurgen Klopp admits previously managed Borussia Dortmund, faced Guardiola at Bayern Munich in the past, and then continued in the Premier League. The German UFABET coach admits that it’s a really hard job. in meeting with the Spanish coach
“City is a very strong competitor. And I’ve faced him (Pep Guardiola) at Bayern. Which is not easy. We’ve been pushing each other through the past few years.”
“I’ve said before if we weren’t standing here City would have been champions since February in the last few years and if City weren’t here. We might be like that.”
“And not just them. Chelsea are at a different level in the Carabao Cup final,” Klopp said ahead of the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Inter this Tuesday.
City and Liverpool will face off once again for high stakes on Sunday as an early advantage in the title race is up for grabs, with the Merseyside outfit currently leading the pack, one point ahead of the Blues.
The two teams have had perhaps the most intense and high-quality rivalry in the Premier League in recent seasons, having repeatedly gone neck-and-neck both domestically and in the Champions League.
The intensity on the pitch has often been reflected in the frosty relationship between managers Guardiola and Klopp. Who have often thrown verbal barbs at each other in press conferences. And had heated discussions on the touchline.
Their rivalry first began in Germany in 2013. When the pair managed Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund and has continued in England. But Klopp insists he has great respect for his opposite number.