Premier League finale

Meticulous Pep, motivator Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) is more upbeat and outgoing than his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola, who is considered high-strung and famed for his attention to detail.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) is more upbeat and outgoing than his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola, who is considered high-strung and famed for his attention to detail. PHOTOS: REUTERS, DPA

Comparisons between the two managers are an exciting, intriguing by-product of title race

It was supposed to be the defining rivalry in English football, the head-to-head between the world's greatest coaches.

Actually, Pep Guardiola saw off Jose Mourinho's challenge comfortably. Jurgen Klopp is now the Spaniard's toughest opponent.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 11, 2019, with the headline 'Meticulous Pep, motivator Klopp'. Print Edition | Subscribe