Pep Guardiola burst into tears when talking about Jurgen Klopp in an interview right after Man City won the EPL trophy

The Spanish military leader has the greatest respect for his colleagues after competing in the Premier League.

During the press conference after winning the Premier League championship on May 19, a reporter asked Pep Guardiola about Jurgen Klopp. The Man City captain burst into tears: “I will miss Klopp very much. He is an important part of my career. Thanks to Klopp, I have reached the pinnacle of my career as a coach.”

“We always have respect for each other. I think Klopp will come back. I want to thank him for his compliments. But I have had a lot of support from the club. Without this, I alone cannot create success,” the former Barca coach added.

Pep Guardiola không cầm được nước mắt khi nói về Jurgen Klopp

During the press conference before the final match in Premier League round 38, Klopp also gave compliments to his Spanish colleague: “No matter what happens at Man City with 115 violations, Pep still is the best coach in the world. No coach can win 4 consecutive Premier League championships like him.”

Pep Guardiola pays tribute to Jurgen Klopp following his departure as  Liverpool manager and says he was one of the biggest competitors he's ever  had.

When MU and Chelsea declined, Liverpool became Pep Guardiola’s biggest counterweight in the Premier League. Guardiola and Klopp created one of the most exciting competitions of the Premier League era.

Only Klopp’s Liverpool can defeat Man City on the Premier League track, it is also Pep’s Man City that turned Liverpool into a “great runner-up” when they won 97 points but still could not win the championship.

Closing the press conference, Pep shared: “Klopp helped me a lot as the most difficult competitor. In many moments, I was powerless against Liverpool. That’s the trutҺ.”

After the 2023/24 season, Liverpool’s history will turn to a new page with new captain Arne Slot. Meanwhile, Klopp will rest to recover energy after a period of dedicating himself to work.