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Klopp and Guardiola set respectful tone ahead of the crucial clash at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have shared comments filled with respect ahead of their anticipated Premier League match this weekend. The game, crucial for the title race, sees the leaders Liverpool and 2nd-placed Manchester City face off.

Klopp came to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s defense regarding the player’s comments about Liverpool’s achievements, stating, “Nothing wrong with what he said. It’s just how he feels and I have no problem with it. He showed respect.”

Guardiola, when asked about Alexander-Arnold’s remarks and the Liverpool atmosphere, wished the player a “speedy recovery” and played down the Anfield atmosphere’s impact, stating, “The quality of the Liverpool team is key… we will see what happens on Sunday.”

Klopp expressed admiration for Guardiola, highlighting his status as “the best manager in the world” and praising his profound impact on football: “The way he influenced football. Many trophies won but he behaves like he’s never won anything… the desire is outstanding.”

The Liverpool manager also spoke about the unique atmosphere at Anfield: “Am I allowed to say Anfield atmosphere is second to none or is everyone going to be offended by that? It is really good, energizing. These are the games you want to play.”

With Liverpool and Manchester City in a tight race at the top of the Premier League standings, the clash at Anfield is set to answer many questions.