Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola talked about Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s resignation.
The soccer media “Tribuna” reported on the 27th (Korea time), “Man City Guardiola expressed his thoughts on Klopp, who will leave Liverpool after the season.”
Liverpool announced on its official website on the 26th (Korea time), “Coach Jurgen Klopp will leave the team at the end of the 2023/24 season.”
“The moment I hear this news, I understand that a lot of people are in shock. I love everything about this club. But I am running out of energy. I already told the club in November. I hope there will be something that I can smile about when I look back after all of this season,” Klopp said.
Manchester City coach Guardiola expressed his opinion at the shocking news. Guardiola is considered Klopp’s biggest rival.
There are some changes now, but in the past, Guardiola preferred short pass football, while Klopp played soccer based on strong forward pressure. As the two have completely different tendencies, a great game was created whenever they met.
In particular, competition was fierce in the English Premier League (PL). When Manchester City rose to the top of the PL in the 2018/19 season, Liverpool finished second by one point. The following year, Liverpool won the PL and Manchester City was the runner-up. In the 2021/22 season, Manchester City beat Liverpool by one point to win the trophy.
“I will sleep better,” Guardiola said. “Our past matches against Liverpool were almost a nightmare. Of course I will miss him. It was a shock. When I heard the news, I felt that Manchester City was going to lose something.”
Guardiola expressed his regret over his rival’s departure. He explained, “We cannot define the times without Liverpool. It is impossible. They were our biggest rivals. Personally, Klopp has been the best rival of my life from when I was at Bayern Munich to here.” 월카지노도메인
“The Premier League will miss his charisma, his personality, especially the way his team plays. It could be my opinion or he may not admit it. I know. Klopp will come back. Soccer needs a coach like him,” he said.
At the same time, he sympathized with Klopp’s decision. “Klopp likes to play, but when he is in the same place for nine years, the demand is too high. I think he has to breathe every moment. I haven’t talked to him, but I’m sure he feels the same way. I fully understand. I also had that feeling in Barcelona,” Guardiola said.
Guardiola expressed his small wish. “It was a dream when we were together. I hope we can have dinner together from next season.”