Jurgen Klopp has referred to as Pep Guardiola the best manager in the world after his third Premier League title success in 4 seasons at Manchester City.
Manchester United’s loss to Leicester City on Tuesday evening ensured the Premier League trophy can be transferring from the Anfield cupboard to the one at the Etihad, with Liverpool not in competition for silverware this season.
Guardiola has additionally led City to the EFL Cup this season and may make it a treble if his crew beats Chelsea in the Champions League remaining on May 29.
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“When you bring together financial resources and football knowledge you have a good chance to create something special and that’s the case (at Manchester City),” stated Klopp, who revealed he texted his congratulations to Guardiola and City’s ex-Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan after their title triumph.
“They have an unimaginable squad and the best manager in the world and that makes it an excellent recipe.
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“It’s always a joy to play against them because it’s a massive challenge from a football point of view. You can beat them but you have to be at your absolute top to do so. That happens from time to time but not this season, obviously.”
Liverpool face a problem if they’re even to complete inside the high 4 this season – though they’ve a sport in hand on fourth-placed Chelsea, they’re seven factors adrift of the Blues.
Thomas Tuchel, like Klopp himself a former Borussia Dortmund manager, has led that late-season revival, and Klopp believes Chelsea might be in sturdy competition to mount a Premier League title problem subsequent 12 months.
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“(Manchester) City is not the only challenge, I said when Thomas (Tuchel) arrived at Chelsea the squad is a present and that squad together with Thomas works out pretty well,” he stated.
“If you look at the squad, they can make 11 changes to their team and you think ‘that’s a proper team’. They will go for it next season, definitely. They will get better not worse. (Manchester) United are also in a good way.
“It’s not about being far-off, it’s a must to win your personal soccer matches. Our season was actually tough however we do not shut our eyes. We ought to have had 5 or 6 extra factors, we must always have, and we all know that.
“We don’t blame anyone for that except ourselves and now we need help from other teams and that’s not the situation you want to be in but it’s the best we could get and we deal with that.”
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