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Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are currently involved in an intense battle for the Premier League title, and one fan has gone viral for explaining why the Liverpool manager is better than his rival.
Klopp and Guardiola's sides look to be going to the last day to fight it out to be named as champions of England, with just three games left of the season.
It's incredibly similar to the 2018/19 season, when City eventually went on to win the title by just one point, although Liverpool did drop points on Saturday, drawing to Tottenham Hotspur, which didn't impress Klopp.
If City do hold on, to what is now a three point lead with a better goal difference, then it would be Guardiola's second time winning back-to-back titles and his fourth in five years, with Klopp taking the only other one in 2020.
Whilst that would suggest an incredible dominance by the former Barcelona manager over the rest of the league, one fan has gone viral for his thread about why Klopp is better.
Guardiola has won 3 league titles (4th nearly there) with City. He took over a club that had won leagues under Mancini and Pellegrini, and had already had hundreds of millions invested in the squad. He inherited the likes of Aguero, De Bruyne, Kompany, Sterling and Gundogan (1/n)— Anirudh Atyanand (@atyanand) May 9, 2022
There wasn't a single team in England that could match City's wallet. United had money, but even they couldn't stockpile two genuinely awesome players in nearly every position. Unlike Roman, City's owners shrewdly kept away from on-field stuff and kept patience with Pep (3/n)— Anirudh Atyanand (@atyanand) May 9, 2022
That's where Klopp stands out. He inherited a squad that had half a dozen players worthy of making it to a top-half team's starting XI, and double that number who, honestly, were bang average. He had to spend 2/3rds of a season playing people out of position. (5/n)— Anirudh Atyanand (@atyanand) May 9, 2022
Inch by inch, Klopp made progress. Liverpool punched above their weight to make it to a Europa League final and, thereafter, a Champions League final. For the longest time, the bench was a very steep drop-off from the starting XI (Lallana replaced Salah in the CL final!) (7/n)— Anirudh Atyanand (@atyanand) May 9, 2022
Liverpool could get to two European finals with a sports car in attack and a jalopy in defence. But the league needed more players of a certain quality. Klopp didn't have that at his disposal until the 2018-19 season. The club needed time to rebuild, needed to sell to buy. (9/n)— Anirudh Atyanand (@atyanand) May 9, 2022
Liverpool needed the 2 million from every Dunkin Donuts and Holly Frontier that they could get, just as they needed every penny from the sales of Ibe, Solanke or Coutinho. They needed 18 players who could deliver the highest quality, week after week. Klopp made it happen. (11/n)— Anirudh Atyanand (@atyanand) May 9, 2022
So that, now, the world can enjoy ab epic battle. The immaculately oiled, scientifically engineered, nitro-boosted machine that is Pep Guardiola's City, versus the very human, passionate, relatable team of heroes that is Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. (13/13, end)— Anirudh Atyanand (@atyanand) May 9, 2022
Now, to be fair to Anirudh, he does make some good points about City having won the league before Guardiola, whilst Liverpool had, for the main, been nowhere near.
The defending champions also have spent far more when it comes to net spend, in comparison to the Champions League finalists, who have relatively done things more gradually.
However, the bias is undeniable when you start talking about Liverpool being 'very human' and a 'relatable team of heroes,' as if they aren't still all multi millionaires who cost a lot of money.
Whilst Klopp did finance moves for the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker by selling Philippe Coutinho, the club still broke world transfer records for a defender and a goalkeeper to sign them.
There's no doubt that Klopp has done a great job at Liverpool, and his work at Borussia Dortmund was just as, if not more, impressive considering what he was up against in the Bundesliga.
And the fact that his side could still complete an incredible quadruple this season, and at least will compete in every match available to them, is an achievement worthy of any manager, any season, and puts him right up there.
It's definitely still up for debate to which manager is better though, and we definitely don't want to be accused by Guardiola of supporting Liverpool...
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