In English football, Jurgen Klopp has already accomplished more than Pep Guardiola, according to Stan Collymore.
In his latest column for The Mirror, the former Liverpool striker wrote: “If Jurgen Klopp continues like this, he’s going to be one of the world’s top managers – not just in Liverpool, but in the history of English football.”
“His purchasing and building of a team, his management of his players, his personality, and his achievements are first class.”
“And if he can back up last season’s European Cup win, and this season’s Super Cup, Club World Cup, and Premier League win with two or three more titles, perhaps another Champions League and a domestic cup or two, then he’s going to be quite rightly talked about in the same breath as Sir Alex Ferguson, Bill Shankly, Brian Clough, Bob Paisley, Jose Mourinho, and Pep Guardiola.”
“In spite of what he did in England, I would have put Klopp ahead of Guardiola now. Manchester City had already been on a project for four, five, or six years before Guardiola started at Etihad, while Klopp had a pretty good start at Anfield, in contrast.”
“I know some people are going to point to the £ 75 million-plus Klopp splurged on Virgil van Dijk and the £ 56 million on Alisson. But the others have spent those kinds of sums a few times without the return that Klopp enjoys.”