Jurgen Klopp gives parting Pep Guardiola verdict & makes Man City 115 charges point

Jurgen Klopp has said Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world, and that's City success would not be possible without him.Jurgen Klopp has said Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world, and that's City success would not be possible without him.
Jurgen Klopp has said Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world, and that's City success would not be possible without him.
The outgoing Liverpool manager claimed Manchester City could never win four consecutive league titles without Guardiola’s influence.

Jurgen Klopp has claimed Pep Guardiola is the ‘best manager in the world’ ahead of his final game as Liverpool boss, but has admitted he would like to know the outcome of Manchester City’s Premier League charges.

The league brought 115 charges against City in February 2023, relating to financial breaches, but 15 months later no verdict has yet been reached. City could win a second league title on Sunday with these allegations hanging over them, although the club strenuously deny any wrongdoing.

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A win over West Ham United will secure a record-breaking fourth consecutive top-flight title, and a sixth in seventh years for Guardiola. The Catalan’s success has directly impacted Jurgen Klopp, who has finished second to City twice during his time as Liverpool manager.

But there’s no resentment from Klopp or any lasting grudge that, if City are found guilty, it has provided Guardiola with an unfair advantage in their enduring battle.

“Everybody knows about the 115 charges, but I have no clue what that means,” opined Klopp, who will bow out after Sunday’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. “I only know the number. Whatever has happened at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world - and that is really important.

“If you put any other manager in that club, they don't win the league four times in a row. That's down to him and his boys. Does that mean they can do what they want? No. But I don't know what they did - if they did anything - and I'm not here to say they have.

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“We will see. Of course, I would like to know [if City are guilty] one day. Everyone wants to know. But I will be somewhere else. The quality of Pep makes the difference so I don't worry about these things. We will see. It's not my problem and I am fine with what we have and what we've achieved.”

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