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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp makes ‘best ever’ claim after 1-1 draw against Manchester City

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By Sarthak Joshi

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described their second-half performance against Man City as “the best we ever played.”

Liverpool and Manchester City showed the Premier League what it will be missing when Jurgen Klopp walks away at the end of the season.

John Stones gave City a first-half lead, and Alexis Mac Allister levelled from the penalty spot after the break.

The pulsating match was about to take a surprising turn when there was a penalty appeal in stoppage time after Doku’s chest-high challenge on Mac Allister.

The VAR dismissed the appeal as commentator Peter Drury, who could hear the VAR officials discussing the incident, adjudged Doku to have challenged the ball in a “reasonable” position.

Klopp’s positive approach from this 1-1 draw

When talking to Sky Sports, Klopp says:

“For us, besides the result, the most important information is we are right there, we go the distance. Let’s see what we get for it, but the boys fought so hard through everything to be there”

“Today I saw the best 53 minutes we had against Manchester City. It was exceptional and important as well that we learned that about ourselves.”

“There is no higher scale than playing your best football against City and creating the chances we created against them – counterattacks, quick thinking, shots from distance. How we played through their midfield was some of the best coaching moments of my career.”

Perhaps Klopp is mellowing a bit as he counts down his last days at the club, yet he never lost focus and always motivated and led his team in a victorious direction.

It would be fascinating to see to what extent Liverpool could finish under Klopp’s management. Klopp is the best boss they ever had. It is these moments that make us realise the importance of a focused and motivation-driven manager.

A second league title under Klopp is the priority, and Liverpool showed it can go head-to-head with a City team that is defending last season’s treble of trophies—the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup.

What a fitting ending to an intense rivalry
What a fitting ending to an intense rivalry

Guardiola has repeatedly described Klopp’s Liverpool as the biggest challenge of his coaching career, and he has edged him to the title by a single point on two occasions.

When talking to the BBC, Guardiola said:

“What can I say? He made us a better team, and he made me a better manager. I wish he would be back soon, because football needs personalities like him.”

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Klopp will leave Liverpool after the season following a brilliant, nearly decade-long reign that has seen the club win every major trophy and compete with Guardiola’s City in multiple epic title fights.