Pep Guardiola has claimed Liverpool to be the strongest team he has faced in his career
Manchester City will visit Anfield on the weekend to face Liverpool. Guardiola and his men will try to close the gap between them and Liverpool, who are too stubborn to do it themselves. The league leaders Liverpool, at 31, sit six points above Man City who are at 25.
Ahead of tie in a pre-match conference, Guardiola was asked about his approach they will take against Klopp’s men. The City boss also demonstrated his appreciation for his opponents.
“The stadium is a big influence. It speaks for itself. But it’s more the quality of the players, the manager they have. Right now it’s the toughest stadium to go too. I love the atmosphere. I don’t like what happened outside the stadium, but inside it’s perfect. That is why we’re involved in this business, to experience these stadiums.
“For me as a manager, last season when we won the league, [Liverpool were] the best contender I ever faced in my career,” told Guardiola.
Most managerial wins v Pep Guardiola:
8⃣ JURGEN KLOPP
5⃣ Jose Mourinho
3⃣ Mauricio Pochettino
3⃣ Arsene Wenger
In @premierleague meetings:
2⃣ Klopp wins
2⃣ Guardiola wins
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“Right now they are one of the strongest teams in the world. We are going to try to follow the plan in this game,” Guardiola said.