Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has opined that his rivalry with Jurgen Klopp brings out the best in him.
Guardiola and Klopp will once again clash on the bench on Sunday as Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield.
“He (Klopp) helped me. His teams and he helped me be a better manager. He put me on another level, to think about it and prove myself… this is the reason why we’re still in this business,” said Guardiola.
“Some managers make a challenge to make you step forward. We did it in Germany… here in England we’re many years together. It’s nice because both teams have the same idea – score goals. They’re quicker than us but we both try to win the game.”
“It’s important to win at Anfield, but it’s difficult. Last season was the first time in many years. This is the challenge… for us, it’s an honour to be a rival with Liverpool,” added Guardiola.
The clash is a top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool on top of the log followed by Manchester City.