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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola: Changing the game

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City and Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool give their team instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have raised the standard in the Premier League over the past few seasons. Setting a new level of performance required, to challenge for a league title. We take a look at how they’ve managed this.

Back-to-back champions Manchester City and Champions League winners Liverpool, have raised the standard in the Premier League in a number of ways.

Both manager’s teams have consistently strengthened during transfer periods, although there are large differences between the clubs available budgets. Both Pep and Klopp have both brought a tweaked, unique style of play to the field and both have entrusted youth players with important roles on the squad.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04: Phil Foden of Manchester City scores his team’s third penalty in the penalty shoot out during the FA Community Shield match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on August 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Lets take a look at these factors in a bit more detail…