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Pep Guardiola has paid a special tribute to the work done by Jurgen Klopp in Liverpool as the Reds continue to fight in defense of their Premier League title.
the reigning champions they were expected to fight for the crown again, but have suffered injuries. They have also struggled to find the fluidity and energy in their game that abounded last season.
After three consecutive league losses, Klopp’s men are out of the top four and 13 points behind city leaders.
Next up for Liverpool is a Champions League clash with RB Leipzig on Tuesday night as City prepare for a league clash with Everton.
Pep’s men have won an incredible 16 matches in a row in all competitions, but the City boss was asked about Klopp’s current plight at his pregame press conference at Goodison.
He said of Klopp: “A lot [of sympathy], what it produces in world football is exceptional. I say it many times in previous seasons. His philosophy makes football attractive to all spectators.
“For world football, there are no doubts.
“We all have good and bad moments, no coach can sustain seasons and seasons to win. It would be boring.
“Sometimes you have to lose, I speak personally, sometimes it is good to lose to realize how difficult it is.
“When you come back and win games, you get more credit.”
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Praise at stake after Bayern decision
David Alaba confirmed the inevitable by announcing his departure from Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
Praise He has spent the vast majority of his career at Bayern, becoming one of the most decorated footballers on the planet.
The defender, who has been linked to teams such as Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea, has won 24 trophies with Bayern since making his senior debut at age 17 in 2010.
Now 28, Alaba is in the prime of his career and was a key part of Bayern’s success in the Champions League last season. But his time in Munich is coming to an end.
Alaba is in the last six months of his contract with Bayern. It has long been known that he did not intend to renew his contract.
Instead, the Austrian international is looking for a new challenge. With your services available for free, there will be a lot of interest in your signature.
Now, he has explained his decision to leave Bayern for new pastures. Read more…