Jurgen Klopp has labelled Pep Guardiola as ‘the best manager in the world’ after Manchester City were crowned as Premier League champions.
Manchester United’s defeat to Leicester on Tuesday means City are champions of England for a third time in just four seasons, regaining the title after finishing as runners-up to Liverpool in 2019/20.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of his sides clash with Manchester United, Liverpool manager Klopp praised Guardiola and his squad on their achievement, revealing he has texted the City boss and former Borussia Dortmund player Ilkay Gundogan with his congratulations.
Klopp described City’s success as ‘exceptional’ and labelled Guardiola as ‘the best manager in the world’ following his latest silverware success at the Etihad.
“I texted Pep [Guardiola] last night and I have already texted Ilkay [Gundogan],” said Klopp.
“Very well done after a very difficult year for everyone, not just in football.
“What they have achieved so far is exceptional. When you bring together financial resources and football knowledge, you have a good chance to create something special.
“This is obviously the case. They have a brilliant squad and the best manager in the world. It is always a joy to play against them because it’s such a massive challenge.
“You can beat them but you have to be at your very top. Well deserved and congratulations.”