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Battle of the bosses

Battle of the bosses

Ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League showdown with Manchester City on Sky Sports, we size up Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola

Two of football’s most distinctive managers meet at Anfield in a massive Premier League encounter

Liverpool v Manchester City, Sunday 7 October, 4.15pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)

When it comes to superstar managers, nobody boasts more of them than the Premier League.


Touchline titans abound in England’s top flight, and two of its biggest characters clash live on Sky Sports this weekend when Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in a showdown of earth-shaking proportions.


Under Klopp, the rampant Reds have enjoyed their best start to a season since 1990 and look more than ready to mount a genuine title challenge. Meanwhile, City’s shining stars have definitely got the bit between their teeth as they aim to defend their Premier League crown.


But while both teams are flying high in the league, there’s only one winner when it comes to the head-to-head record between the managers – and it’s a slightly surprising one. Klopp has won eight of his previous 14 encounters with Guardiola, while Pep has won just five of their meetings. However, the balance of trophy wins is tipped very much the other way. 


So the question is: which managerial mastermind will come out on top at Anfield this weekend? Ahead of their duel, we’ve sized up these two colourful coaches…



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