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A very few managers in the world who can grace Pep Guardiola‘s shoes. The Spaniard made history last season as he helped Manchester City clinch a historic treble while getting his hands on the Champions League title. However, despite the massive achievements, it doesn’t seem Pep is too impressed with his numbers. Guardiola touched down on his run with the club during an exclusive interview with Sky Sports. During the interview, Pep Guardiola gave a surprising take on his time as a manager, which would not sit well with many of his supporters! This comes just hours after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed Guardiola, branding him ‘the best manager in the world”.

The Manchester City boss stated, “We knew from the moment I landed here how difficult it was to win the Champions League. In my career, in fourteen years. I’ve won three Champions League. I’m a loser! I lost eleven. You know that? I lost eleven Champions Leagues. No, no, of course, I lose more than I win the Champions League. But it happens to all the managers. It’s part of the process.”

It is interesting to see the manager admit his shortcomings despite a decorated career. Pep Guardiola following his move to Manchester City, has ushered the club into a new era. The ex-Barcelona head coach has helped the club emerge as one of the biggest teams in Europe, with the side the hot favorites for every title each season.

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Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp lavished praise on his rival during his press conference ahead of their upcoming encounter. The German tactician claimed Pep had done an outstanding job over the years and is a brilliant manager in many aspects. However, despite his initial praise, the manager is confident of his team’s chances as Liverpool looks to clinch the league title in Klopp’s last season with the club.

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Jurgen Klopp ready to take on Pep Guardiola

The Liverpool head coach addressed the media ahead of his team’s highly anticipated clash against Manchester City. During the conference, Klopp spoke of his positive record against Pep Guardiola in recent years, stating, “In this moment, I have a positive record against Pep. I have no clue how that happened, to be honest. But it is all fine. I know I’m quite good at what I’m doing as well. I don’t want to sound like somebody who is happy to be here, but you ask me about the best, and for me, he is the best.”

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Manchester City and Liverpool are neck-to-neck in the race for the Premier League title, with a single point separating the two teams. A win over City will see Liverpool consolidate their spot at the top of the standings with a four-point lead over their arch-rivals.

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