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“I would love it” – Pep Guardiola names Premier League manager he would like to take to dinner



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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that he would be keen to go out for dinner with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

The two manager’s are preparing to do battle for potentially the final time this weekend, as Manchester City travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to move ahead of Liverpool and back to the top of the Premier League table with a win on Merseyside, as this weekend’s clash marks Klopp’s last against Manchester City at Anfield as Reds boss.

The Liverpool manager announced plans to resign at the end of the current campaign, with the German manager revealing intentions to take a sabbatical from management, having been head coach at Anfield since 2015.

Liverpool won the Carabao Cup last month and are looking to win four trophies during Klopp’s final season, although Manchester City are the current holders of both Premier League and FA Cup and have ambitions of retaining both pieces of silverware.

Just one point separates the two teams ahead of this weekend’s showdown fixture, although Manchester City have won just two of the past seven meetings between the two teams, and are winless at Anfield since 2021.

Guardiola and Klopp have been subject to numerous battles and title races over the past years, and despite Manchester City winning five Premier League titles as opposed to Liverpool’s one since 2016, both manager’s have huge respect for each other.

The two will battle for the 30th time this weekend, and as Klopp prepares to depart Premier League management, Guardiola has revealed that he would “love” to have dinner with the German manager.

“When we were honoured to get in the Hall of Fame we spent time with families, but in terms of lunch or dinners, it never happened,” said Guardiola.

“We have to decide who pays, that’s why we didn’t do it. I think it’s going to happen sooner or later, I would love it.”

As as well facing each other in the dugout in England, the managerial pair also came up against each other in the Bundesliga, where Guardiola managed Bayern Munich and Klopp took charge of Borussia Dortmund.