Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has praised what Jurgen Klopp has achieved at Liverpool and claims Anfield is currently the toughest stadium in Europe to go to, with his side preparing to take on the Reds on Sunday.
The two were locked in a gripping title race last season, with the Citizens eventually coming out on top by the solitary point. However, Klopp’s men are currently six points clear of their title rivals heading into Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash.
City manager Guardiola recently labelled Liverpool forward Sadio Mane ‘a diver’, but he has since taken back his claims. Now, the coach has heaped the praise on Liverpool manager Klopp ahead of the crunch clash.
“To see his team, you realise he did in Dortmund and he’s done it here. So it’s easy to analyse how huge was the impact when he took over a team that wasn’t a real contender,” Guardiola said, as quoted by the Evening Standard.
“You have seen the team. What is the weak points of Liverpool? It’s difficult to find it, but we have an idea with the way we are going to play, we are going to try. They do absolutely everything well.”
Despite City’s domestic success in recent seasons, Guardiola has failed to win in three of his four trips to Anfield with the Sky Blues. The 48-year-old highlighted the importance of the crowd and the atmosphere at the stadium, but he hopes there will be no repeat of the events that unfolded before a Champions League match two seasons ago.
Guardiola revealed: “I didn’t like what happened in the bus outside the stadium, but in the stadium when they support the team, it’s perfect, it’s lovely…r