Pep Guardiola speaks out over Klopp relationship post-Man City vs Liverpool

Pep Guardiola talks about Klopp's relationship after the Manchester City and Liverpool match

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola presented, on Sunday evening, a new look at his relationship with his Liverpool counterpart, Jurgen Klopp.

Of course, Guardiola and Klopp pitted managerial talent against each other on the last occasion a short time ago.

In a confrontation that was billed as the most important of the Premier League season so far, champions City, who were a point away at the top of the league, welcomed their only rival Liverpool for the FA title.

And what followed proved to be still to be remembered for 90 minutes, en route to a thrilling 2-2 draw in Manchester.

It was the evening’s hosts who just managed to hide things when it came to scoring opportunities throughout the standoff, but in the end, attacks by Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane ensured that the situation remained at the top of the Premier League table. as I was.

Against the backdrop of the event approaching the end of the event in the Federation, meanwhile, the two game directors were seen coming together for a warm embrace, in the latest display of sportsmanship between Klopp and Guardiola.

Speaking in a post-match interview, the latter was drawn on his relationship with his Merseyside counterpart.

Guardiola went on to stress that although the pair are ‘not friends’, his ‘respect’ for Klopp remains high, albeit the City boss is willing to do whatever it takes to emerge victorious when the two sides meet again. Less than a week:

โ€œI respect Jurgen [Klopp] much. It made me a better manager. We do not friends – We don’t have lunch together – I have a phone number, but I don’t call him. There is respect – he knows next Saturday, I will try to beat him.”

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Elsewhere in the post-match media exchanges at the Etihad, Jurgen Klopp was very immersed in the evening’s exchanges, with a particular focus on Manchester City’s performance.

And the Liverpool boss went on to hint that his side might be somewhat lucky to get away with a point, amid suggesting the “only way” to get the best of the Sky Blues is to be absolutely perfect:

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