Comparing Klopp & Pep’s head-to-head record to their records v other coaches

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Man City manager Pep Guardiola

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have earned their reputations as two of the greatest managers in world football, while Liverpool against Manchester City has become the Premier League’s must-watch match with the two coaches in charge. 

Each of the last four Premier League titles have been won by one or other, while both sides look likely to compete for the top spot once again in 2021-22.

Interestingly enough, in 21 meetings between the two coaches – from their time in the Bundesliga to the many blockbuster clashes between Liverpool and City in recent years – they boast an identical record to one another.

But what about their records against the other big-name managers of the modern era? We’ve taken a look to see how their records compare against Thomas Tuchel, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Jurgen Klopp

Record against Guardiola

Played: 21
Won: 9
Drawn: 3
Lost: 9
Points per game: 1.43
Win percentage: 42.86%

Record against other managers:

Win percentage v Thomas Tuchel (points per game): 56.25% (1.94)

Win percentage v Jose Mourinho (points per game): 53.85% (1.92)

Win percentage v Carlo Ancelotti (points per game): 30% (1.20)

Win percentage vs Mauricio Pochettino (points per game): 54% (2.00)

Win percentage vs Antonio Conte (points per game): 25% (1.25)

Win percentage vs Zinedine Zidane (points per game): 0% (0.33)

Win percentage vs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (points per game): 33% (1.50)

Pep Guardiola

Record against Klopp

Played: 21
Won: 9
Drawn: 3
Lost: 9
Points per game: 1.43
Win percentage: 42.86%

Record against other managers:

Win percentage vs Thomas Tuchel (points per game): 50% (1.60)

Win percentage vs Jose Mourinho (points per game): 48% (1.68)

Win percentage vs Carlo Ancelotti (points per game): 66% (2.00)

Win percentage vs Mauricio Pochettino (points per game): 57.14% (1.95)

Win percentage vs Antonio Conte (points per game): 50% (1.25)

Win percentage vs Zinedine Zidane (points per game): 100% (3.00)

Win percentage vs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (points per game): 37.5% (1.25)


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