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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss says Man City manager Pep Guardiola is the best coach in the world

Jurgen Klopp has called Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola the “best coach in the world” and says Liverpool will need a “perfect performance” to beat their Premier League title rivals when the pair to meet on Sky Sports' Sunday Special.

Ahead of City's Champions League quarter-final tie with Atletico Madrid this week, Guardiola joked he may have found the solution to the suggestion that he overcomplicates his tactics in the big games: playing with 12 players.

"In the Champions League I always overthink," Guardiola said. "I always create new tactics and ideas, and you will see a new one. I overthink a lot, that's why I have very good results in the Champions League. It would be boring if my job, all the time, we had to play the same way."

Klopp expects an engrossing battle at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, with his side having the chance to go two points clear at the top of the Premier League with a victory.

But he felt obliged to defend Guardiola after his light-hearted comments were taken literally by some sections of the media.

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