Jurgen Klopp this morning labelled Manchester Metropolis counterpart Pep Guardiola the finest tactician on the planet, ahead of Liverpool’s assembly with the Residents this weekend.
Liverpool vs Man City
Probably the most high-profile fixture of the Premier League season thus far is about to be played out at Anfield on Sunday night.
Table-toppers Liverpool will welcome 2nd-placed Metropolis to Merseyside, in a showdown of England’s prime two clubs.
Hosts Liverpool are set to go into proceedings 6 points clear of the champions, having secured wins in all but 1 of their league outings so far in the campaign.
The Reds’ most up-to-date matchup, in the meantime, saw Sadio Mane’s injury-time header full a last-gasp turnaround at Aston Villa.
Manchester City, however, have already fallen to a pair of Premier League defeats, at the hands of Norwich and Wolves, over the early months of the season.
The Sky Blues’ last outing, very similar to Liverpool’s, additionally noticed Pep Guardiola’s males require a late comeback, to place Southampton to the sword by 2 objectives to 1.
‘Couldn’t respect him extra’
The battle for Premier League supremacy apart, one other of the primary speaking points in the media ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash, in the meantime, has been the confrontation between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.
As such, genuine rigidity appeared to be brewing between the pair in anticipation of what might show a decisive matchup in the Premier League title race.
Jurgen Klopp, though, has in the present day moved to clear the air.
Talking in a pre-match press conference this morning, the Liverpool boss was drawn on his Manchester City counterpart.
And, after confirming that he maintains the utmost respect for Guardiola, Klopp went on to disclose his opinion that the Spanish tactician’s monitor document around Europe proves that he's ‘one of the best supervisor on the planet’:
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) November 8, 2019