The duel between Liverpool and Manchester City became, in recent years, one of the main attractions of the Premier League. The confrontation between Klopp and Guardiola increased that rivalry between two of the best teams in the world.
Liverpool and Manchester City, two of the great candidates for the title, delivered a great match that lived up to expectations and drew 2-2 at Anfield Road. After a better first half of the visit, Klopp's team took the lead twice, but Pep Guardiola's team reacted, made it even and could even win it in the final.
After a few minutes of rigorous study, City completely took over the classic. Guardiola's team found a highway to attack on the left wing, with high points in Cancelo and Silva, plus the dangerous forays of the Foden boy, but they ran into goalkeeper Alisson, a real wall.
Klopp adjusted the marks and Liverpool came out stronger to play the complement, although he never managed to dominate the game. Rather, he twisted the story with two individualities of a great Salah: the Egyptian first enabled Mané for 1-0 and then he made one of Maradona, stacked three marks and stamped the 2-1.
However, when it had less football, City found full effectiveness. Foden had revenge and got it from a very difficult angle, and then De Bruyne appeared with a bombshell entering the area for Pep to take out the fight. On the end he had one more but the result ultimately ended up being fair.
Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola: Their history against each other
The first time they saw each other was on July 27, 2013 at a Borussia Dortmund-Bayern Munich with the Super Cup at stake, which the German coach won 4-2. Since then, they have met in total 22 times. What is incredible is the similarity and equality in their numbers. Pep won 9, counting Bayern Munich and Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp won another 9, counting Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, and they drew 4 times, indicating that there are no differences between them.
Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola: Very different styles but just as competitive
Klopp and Guardiola have very different football styles but both have endowed their teams with a very strong identity. Pep's bet is non-negotiable and he seeks excellence: everything goes through the control of the ball starting with the goalkeeper himself and there is no other way to win than through the exchange of passes and quick combinations that generate superiority situations in attack.