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Klopp is “ahead of Pep” and may end up an all-time great

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Stan Collymore insists that Jurgen Klopp is already proven to be better than Pep Guardiola and is in line for greatness if he continues.

Jurgen Klopp has overseen the resurgence of Liverpool to the top of English football.

Since the great sides of the 70s and 80s, the Merseyside giants have been a mere shadow of their former great sides.

Others have come since the likes of Dalglish and brought a cup or two here and there. There has even been some European glory, back in 2004/05 with Rafa Benitez and Klopp himself last year.

However, the Premier League title has been the holy grail that has eluded so many before him.

It is not just the imminent crown of champions that stands out, but the manner in which they are achieving it.

Collymore thinks that his former club is on the verge of greatness under Klopp and that the German tactician has already proven to be better than Guardiola.

In The Mirror the retired striker said:

“If Jurgen Klopp carries on like this he will go down as one of the all-time great managers, not just at Liverpool but in English football history.”

“His buying and building of a team, his management of his players, his demeanor, and his achievements are first class.”

“If he can back up last season’s European Cup win, and this season’s Super Cup, Club World Cup, and Premier League triumphs with two or three more titles.”

“Maybe another Champions League and a domestic cup or two, then he will quite rightly be talked about in the same breath as Sir Alex Ferguson, Bill Shankly, Brian Clough, Bob Paisley, Jose Mourinho, and Pep Guardiola.”

“In terms of what he has achieved in England, I’d even put Klopp ahead of Guardiola now.”

“Manchester City were already four, five, or six years into a project when Guardiola arrived at the Etihad.”

“Whereas Klopp pretty much had a standing start at Anfield by comparison.”

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