Watch: Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp embrace after sensational game

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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola embrace, Manchester, Etihad Stadium, 10 April 2022.

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp embraced and shook hands after overseeing the incredible Premier League match between their Liverpool and Manchester City sides.

The game finished 2-2, with Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus scoring for City while Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane netted for Liverpool.

After the match, Guardiola gave Klopp a firm high five and the duo embraced after managing their teams over a grueling 90 minutes.

They both then went onto the pitch and spoke to both their own players and those of the opposition. The players also spoke amongst themselves, with Virgil van Dijk and De Bruyne engaging in a long conversation.

In the run-up the game both Klopp and Guardiola were full of praise for each other.

“Pep is the best coach in the world,” Klopp said to the media. “I think we would all agree on that and it might be a coincidence that it didn’t work out in the Champions League so far.

“If anybody doubts him, I have no idea how that could happen.”

In response, Guardiola was quick to put down the idea he was the best.

“I didn’t become a manager to be the best – I’m not,” he explained. “Thank you so much, but I’m not. I’d like to say I’m the best, but I’m not.

“Jurgen makes world football a better place to live. His message: he is a huge competitor. I try to have a good relationship with all the managers. I learned it’s better not to have a relationship with others.

“He knows we spoke together in Germany, the message, and the way his teams play.

“He’s a good guy and I don’t have any problems with him.”

After the draw City remain one point ahead of Liverpool in the league, with both teams having seven matches to go.


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