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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has named Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola the League Managers Associations (LMA) Manager of the Year award.
Klopp was behind an excellent second half of the Premier League season, but that was not enough to overtake City, who claimed the title on a dramatic final day of the campaign on Sunday.
The Reds went undefeated at home all season and made it for a joint record for the fifth time in the Premier League.
Liverpool have also excelled in cup tournaments under Klopp during this period after winning the FA Cup and the EFL Cup.
They will complete a cup triple on Saturday if they beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris.
Reflecting on the dramatic final day in which City scored three goals in five minutes to beat Aston Villa 3-2, Klopp said: “It was a bit nervous, it was not the best result for us, but we are already over it.
“And when you win an award like this, you’re either a genius, or you have the best coaching staff in the world. I’m here with four of my coaching staff, and they know how much I appreciate them.”
This is the second time Klopp has claimed the award, which is combined with the award as Premier League Manager of the Year, after the German was recognized in 2020 for leading Liverpool to the title.
Eddie Howe, Patrick Vieira and Thomas Frank from Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Brentford respectively also helped win the award.
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