‘Wildness’: Liverpool star Thiago details how Klopp is different from Pep Guardiola
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'Wildness': Liverpool star Thiago details how Klopp is different from Pep Guardiola

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Thiago Alcantara has detailed the similarities and differences between Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Klopp and Guardiola are arguably the two best managers in world football over the last few years. They’re definitely the best in the Premier League, and Thiago is one of the very few people who is lucky enough to have had a chance to play under both of them.

The 30-year-old played 144 games in all competitions under Guardiola, first at Barcelona and then at Bayern Munich. He scored 17 goals, provided 25 assists and won almost everything there is to win.

Thiago hasn’t quite played as much under Klopp. Injuries have been cruel on him since his move to Anfield, but whenever he has played, he has shown how good a player he is.

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Thiago: Similarities and differences between Klopp and Guardiola

Speaking about the two great managers he has worked under, Thiago detailed the similarities and differences between them that he has observed.

He said, as per Liverpool’s official website: “Between these two coaches [Klopp and Guardiola], you can see now the difference between.

“They have the same charismatic character and also they have the group in their hands, they know what to do to make them to perform better and help them in the difficult situations.

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“The similarities are there and the difference you can see [in] how their teams play. I cannot say much more about the football, one is more possession and the other one with more wildness but with control at the same time and it’s great.

“Both are doing what they want in the greatest way football can bring.”

Guardiola is currently leading Klopp in the Premier League but only a point separates the two sides.

Manchester City are the defending champions, but if Liverpool continue to play as well as they have been, the league title could well change hands at the end of the season.

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