Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has paid tribute to his opposite number at Manchester City, expressing his believe that Pep Guardiola is the greatest manager in the game today.
Klopp and Pep will go head-to-head at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, and the Reds boss has moved to big up Guardiola ahead of the game. Smart move: beat him and you’ve beaten the best, lose and you’ve lost to the best.
Klopp said: “What he has been doing since he started his career as a manager, I never heard of something similar.
“People in Liverpool would say differently about big Bill [Shankly] and big Bob [Paisley], but it is hard to compare eras as the times are completely different.
“But still doing the right things consistently is quality, obviously. He is the best manager in the world, no doubt about that. No doubt about that.
“People said he has always had better teams than I had, but I would not even compare myself with him. I see his teams playing and I know that is really exceptional. I see what he did in different teams.
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