Former Liverpool full-back Glen Johson has given his verdict on who the better manager is out of Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.
Since arriving at Liverpool back in 2015, Klopp has won six major trophies. Guardiola on the other hand has secured nine major pieces of silverware with Manchester City since joining the club back in 2016.
The aforementioned figures highlight that both managers are very good at their jobs.
However, Johnson has recently explained why Klopp is a level above Guardiola.
"I'm a massive fan of Pep. You can't not be, you have to be. I just think he's done what he's done with better players and a better squad," he told BetWay (02:27).
"I just think with Klopp, there's a couple of moments in big situations during the league where he's had to rely on a younger kid in a key position, and some of them come in and they still perform.
"I just think that's a harder job. Klopp's managed to compete with a squad like City with a squad that hasn't always been that great."
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Anfield Watch Verdict
We completely agree with Johnson's take. Liverpool were struggling before Klopp's arrival.
Guardiola took over a team which had won silverware in the recent past. Manchester City have been a dominate force in English football for well over a decade.
So, Klopp had a much bigger job on his hands than Guardiola. With that being the case, we will always hold the German in a higher regard than the Spaniard.
But, they are both world-class managers. We can't deny that.