Guardiola is the best manager in the world, says Klopp

Guardiola is the best manager in the world, says Klopp

Guardiola is the best manager in the world, says Klopp

"I said the same at Tottenham game at home - all the time I go to referees I say thank you so much".

"In the last 10 or 15 minutes, City scored a goal and it gave them momentum and belief and they controlled the game, but in the other 75 minutes, we controlled the game with our intensity".

The Citizens have won their last three Premier League games, including a 2-1 win against Southampton last weekend after coming from 1-0 down to rescue three points.

A late goal from Bernardo Silva proved only to be a consolation as strikes from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane had already settled the tie, meaning City have now conceded three goals on two occasions in the league this season, once more than they did in the last campaign.

They're now six points ahead of Man City, with the teams coming face-to-face at Anfield this afternoon (4.30pm).

I couldn't have more respect for Pep Guardiola, I've known him for so long.

Klopp said: "I haven't seen the penalty incident in the first half before Fabinho scored so I can't say anything about, but I've heard it was first handball by Bernando Silva, I don't know".

"Maybe other people [who] are smarter than me can see it like this". This must-win thing I've never understood. We didn't let them do what they wanted to do.

"That's why to win this league was one of the biggest achievements we've achieved as a club, as a person, and it remains the same. We need to be fully focused and just try to win the games".

"It didn't make it easy for City but in every situation when they're in control, it's like "wow" and it's unfortunately like this". And then after that we will see how the situation is and use that situation.

"Last year's performance of City at Liverpool was probably the biggest show of respect I ever got, that one of my teams ever got, because they played different to what they usually do", said Klopp.

"I like to think about what we can do. Statistics are okay but it is a game, it's about 94 minutes, 95, 96 and what you have to do to beat them". Without that it would be another draw and it would be deserved.

I can only explain my periods here when we play there.

'If he would not play it would change the game because Ederson is an important part of the game.

"When you see the statistics, I don't believe much in these sorts of things, but 38 years for one (win), it shows how hard it is at Anfield. That's the only way I believe we can do it, not just at Anfield but all the stadiums around the world".

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