If anyone follows English football since 2016, that person would know the importance of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League. These two managers have redefined the English league and made it more competitive than ever.
Managers of two of the most consistent English clubs this decade – Manchester City and Liverpool – face off again on Sunday as Manchester City travel to Liverpool to face them in the Premier League.
The stakes are high in this game, as they always are. Guardiola said just before the game that Jurgen Klopp helped him become a better manager.
Number crunching before our meeting with Liverpool
— Manchester City (@ManCity) 2 October 2021
“He (Klopp) helped me. His teams and he helped me become a better manager. He put me on another level to think about it and prove myself… that’s why we’re still in this are in business,” Guardiola told Reuters.
Guardiola also praised Liverpool for being “faster” than Man City. “Some managers challenge you to go ahead. We did it in Germany… Here in England we’ve been together for many years. It’s good because both teams have the same idea – to score goals. They’re faster than us but We both try to win matches.”
Liverpool are in second place and will take the top spot if they win today, while the situation is somewhat similar to Mann. City, who have a chance to top the league, have won the match against Liverpool.
“Winning at Anfield is important, but it’s difficult. Last season was the first time in many years. It’s the challenge… For us, it’s an honor to be rivals with Liverpool,” said Guardiola.