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Liverpool legend explains why Klopp is a far superior boss to Pep



Didi Hamann says what Jurgen Klopp has done at Liverpool “rates far higher” than what Pep Guardiola has done in his time at Manchester City.

Klopp helped the Reds to their first title in 30 years in 2020 and has also won the Champions League and League Cup during his time at Anfield.

Despite no success in the Champions League yet at City, Guardiola has won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and four League Cup trophies since 2016.

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But former Liverpool midfielder Hamann insists you can’t “compare them” as Klopp has proven himself to be a far superior manager.

Hamann told talkSPORT: “If you look at what Carlo Ancelotti has done over the last 20 years with the clubs he won the Champions League with, Mourinho won it with Inter Milan and before that with Porto.

“Pep won it with Barcelona, but in Munich he took over a Champions League winning side and was there for three years and didn’t get to the final, he got knocked out of the semis three times – and two or three years after he left they won it again!

“At City now, up until last season he had not been past the last eight and if you look at the moment, the fortunes City have spent, I don’t think it’s enough.

“My point is that he hasn’t done anything somebody else before him hasn’t done already.

“If you look at Klopp, he took Borussia Dortmund to a Champions League final and the Bundesliga title – which hasn’t been done since.

“And obviously he won the league for the first time in 30 years for Liverpool – he really galvanised that football club.

“I just don’t think you can compare them. I think what Klopp has done at Liverpool rates far higher than what Guardiola has done at City.

“Everybody is going on about Guardiola that he’s the Godfather of managers, but if you actually look at his record over the last three years – yes he’s done great with City to get 100 points in a season, but Klopp didn’t spend half the money, he’s probably spent a quarter of the money and they have been running them close with 98 or 99 points, and this season it’s the same thing.

“Pep has spent nearly half a billion on centre-backs alone, and obviously last year they got to the Champions League final and I’ve got to say he lost the final, because he didn’t play Rodri.

“So I don’t understand how people can say ‘what Guardiola has done for football’. Yes, they might play a different brand, but then again, if he hadn’t had Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi in his Barcelona team, he probably couldn’t have played that way.

“He has always managed the best teams and for the clubs he’s managed, and the teams he’s had and the money he’s spent over the years, I think it’s not enough.”


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