Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Klopp Gives City Pep Talk with 'Best in Europe' Praise

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Klopp Gives City Pep Talk with 'Best in Europe' Praise

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JURGEN Klopp has responded to Pep Guardiola's comments that Liverpool are the best team in Europe - by directing a similar claim at City.

Speaking ahead of the Blues' clash with Premier League leaders Liverpool, Klopp was asked what he thought of Guardiola's pre-match assertion that the Reds are the best in Europe.

Guardiola had said: "They are in the moment the best team in Europe, in the consistency, the way they control the details in their game."

But Klopp had his own preview of tonight's game.

He said: "It's a normal game against Manchester City. A very difficult one, one of the most difficult you can play in the football world.

"They are a really strong football team with an outstanding manager.

We have to be brave and full of desire, and angry again, same as all of the other games. …

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