Gary Neville: "Jurgen Klopp is equal to or better than Pep Guardiola" 3 weeks ago

Gary Neville: "Jurgen Klopp is equal to or better than Pep Guardiola"

"Jurgen Klopp is not the type to shirk it."

Gary Neville has claimed that in recent seasons Jurgen Klopp has been equal to or better than Pep Guardiola in terms of his managerial performances.

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In the last few years, the Reds have been neck and neck with City when it comes to hunting trophies and have forged a brilliant rivalry.

However, this season, the Anfield faithful have been struggling and look unrecognisable as a team that the German would be in charge of.

Neville Klopp

Their owners FSG are putting the club up for sale, and Neville believes that if the right people come in, with bags full of cash, and Klopp still at the helm, then Klopp will be hugely successful going forward.

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"Jurgen Klopp is not the type to shirk it, he is a massive character. He has put in an unbelievable managerial performance, equal to or better than Pep Guardiola in this last seven years, with what he has done at Liverpool.

"How much is it Chelsea have spent now, £300 million? If Jurgen Klopp can get that level of money from new owners and spends it as wisely as he has done for the last eight years, he will be empowered next season to go and transform that team.

Neville Klopp

"I don't think of him seeing this as the end, I think he will see it as a new beginning. Because of the credit he has built up, you're not going to stick the boot in.

"You are going to be critical of them as they are defending really poorly, they are too easy to play against and they are poor in midfield. Salah is not is not what he was in previous seasons, Mane has gone and the others are a little rugged and raw around the edges.

Neville Klopp

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"There are things you could argue are going against Klopp, there is no doubt."

Liverpool play Wolves tonight in an FA Cup replay, after drawing the previous tie 2-2 at Anfield.

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