Jurgen Klopp boasts a very strong head-to-head record against Pep Guardiola. Here's how it looks for the Liverpool boss.
Liverpool vs Manchester City and Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola define this era of the Premier League. The two managers defined an era of the Bundesliga, too, with their Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich clashes.
In fact, Klopp has faced no manager as often as he has Guardiola - and vice versa. These two are the biggest names in the game and with a head-to-head record that makes for interesting reading.
Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola
These two have met 28 times in all, a record for both bosses. Eight competitions have hosted the fixture, too, with both Liverpool vs Man City and Dortmund vs Bayern.
The first meeting came in 2013 as Dortmund beat Bayern in the DFL-Super Cup. The most recent? A 4-1 win for City at home back in April.
In all, though, it's Klopp who narrowly boasts the superior record. He's won 12 of the 28 games, with Guardiola winning 11.
The German has only beaten one manager more often than Guardiola - Eddie Howe (13 times). Klopp is only sixth on the City boss's list, however.
Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola in the Premier League
Given these two have met in so many different competitions and with different clubs, their record in the Premier League feels especially notable for Liverpool and City.
In total, they've met 14 times since Guardiola took over in Manchester back in 2016.
Klopp's record in the competition isn't quite as good - but it's essentially just flipped itself. Klopp has four wins, Guardiola has five, with another five draws.
Though, it's worth noting that when Guardiola and City do win this fixture, they tend to win big. They've beaten Liverpool 5-0, 4-0, and 4-1 twice - their 'smallest' win was 2-1 in 2019 (that ultimately decided the title that season).