Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made a prediction over the future of Jurgen Klopp following the announcement of his Liverpool exit in the coming months.
The two legendary Premier League coaches have lived out multiple high-profile battles for the English top-flight title, with the ongoing season looking likely to follow the trend in what will be the final head-to-head contest between the two.
Jurgen Klopp’s shock announcement that he will be leaving Liverpool at the end of the ongoing season left the whole of the football world stunned, and Pep Guardiola has been very complimentary of the German tactician.
The Manchester City boss believes that without the high standards and levels of competition of Liverpool over the years, then his own serial winners would not have achieved their own astronomical levels.
While some believe that Jurgen Klopp will take an extended break from the game following an intense period with Liverpool, Pep Guardiola has a very different feeling about his colleague.
Speaking during a recent conversation with broadcaster TNT Sports, Pep Guardiola admitted that he believes Jurgen Klopp will return to the game as some predict he may remove himself from the sport’s intensity for a prolonged period.
“He will be back I’m pretty sure,” Pep Guardiola predicted when discussing his Premier League title rival. “Where I don’t know, only he knows it.”
Guardiola continued, “He will rest a little bit and relax and take the perspective because (when you are playing) every third day season after season, it’s difficult to take a perspective of what I’m doing, who we are, what I want in life.
“Sometimes to take a break is really good. He’s going to decide his best.”
Liverpool and Manchester City have already met once this season, as the two clubs find themselves separated by just one point at the top of the Premier League, with the reigning champions holding a game in hand.
The two Premier League giants are scheduled to go head-to-head for the final time in this season’s top-flight on 10 March, with kick-off at Anfield booked in for 15:45 (UK).
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