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Klopp v Guardiola: The Premier League's greatest rivalry?



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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola face off for the last time in the Premier League as Liverpool welcome the title holders Manchester City to Anfield. In his final season in charge of The Reds Klopp will be hoping to beat his nemesis Guardiola to the league trophy.

In Klopp’s 9 years in charge, his clashes with Guardiola’s Man City have defined the Premier League, but would either have been quite so successful without the other?

Pol Ballus and Oli Kay join Michael Bailey to discuss the incredible careers of both Klopp and Guardiola and how this sporting rivalry has brought the best out of one another.

Plus, The Athletic’s Bundesliga writer, Raphael Honigstein provides some insight into Klopp and Pep’s legacy in Germany.

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00:00:00 Intro
00:00:10 Liverpool v Man City
00:01:30 Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool
00:03:40 Pep Guardiola at Man City
00:06:51 Pep then and now
00:09:13 Klopp and Guardiolas ‘touchline act’
00:12:20 Pep v Jurgen: The rivalry
00:15:21 Raphael Honigstein on the pairs impact on each other
00:16:24 Dealing with big characters in the dressing room
00:21:30 Why Pep has stayed at City for so long
00:26:53 Raphael Honigstein on Klopp dealing with big egos
00:28:18 Peps biggest strengths and weaknesses
00:32:34 Ranking managing rivalries
00:36:10 How successful would both teams be without each other?
00:41:03 Who is more prepared to lose their manager?
00:46:27 Final Comments

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