How Klopp and Pep arrived at their clash on Sunday


Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp met for the last time on July 30. The German coach’s Liverpool then won the Community Shield by beating the Catalan coach’s Manchester City 3-1. The reunion is this Sunday. No teammate has beaten Pep more times than Klopp: there have been 11. And vice versa, the same. No coach has beaten the German as many times as Guardiola: 9.

but, even Klopp won more games against Guardiola than Guardiola against Klopp, the Premier is another story. Not in vain Pep has won this title 4 times in charge of City, while Jürgen only achieved it once with Liverpool. In the last edition, the ‘citizens’ conquered it by one point more than the ‘reds’ (as in 2018-19).

It was 2019-20 when it was time for Klopp and Liverpool in the Premier. Those from Anfield achieved the only one they have in their showcase with at least 18 points ahead of their great rivals, City, 2nd. Liverpool is, after Manchester United, the English team that has conquered the most leagues: 19 for the ‘reds’ and 20 for the ‘red devils’. The City has 8. But when it comes to the Premier League, Liverpool only got one.

Apart from all this, the truth is Liverpool are now 10th, no less than 14 points from leaders Arsenal and 13 from City, 2nd. This is the situation as Pep Guardiola’s men prepare to visit Anfield. Ten points added from 8 Premier games is Liverpool’s worst Premier League start in a decade (since 2012-13, when they finished 7th). Meanwhile, just one point separates City from first place, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.

But what Klopp is hoping for is success The 1-7 against Rangers on Wednesday in the Champions League was a turning point. More so because Salah, who has scored only 2 goals in the Premier, achieved the fastest hat trick in the history of the tournament on the 4th day of the group stage, in 6 minutes and 12 seconds.

If City are 2nd in the Premier and Liverpool 10th, In the Champions League, Pep Guardiola’s team leads Group G (With 10 points, they are followed by Borussia Dortmund with 7, Sevilla and Copenhagen with 2). And Jürgen Klopp’s is 2nd in A (with 9 points, after Napoli’s 12; Ajax is 3rd, with 3, and Rangers have not added anything). The ‘citizens’ came from a draw in Copenhagen (0-0 on Tuesday).

After that victory on July 30 in Community Shield 2022, Things have become very complicated for Liverpool. That day Erling Haaland did not score in his official debut at City, now he is the top scorer in the English championship with 15 goals. But Liverpool fans (whose top scorer in the championship is Roberto Firmino, with 6) have hope.

Source: La Verdad


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