sport news Guardiola and Klopp label each other's teams 'best in the world' ahead of clash

Premier League title rivals engage in war of kindness as Pep Guardiola labels Liverpool 'best team in Europe' and Jurgen Klopp lauds 'outstanding' Manchester City ahead of showdown Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have engaged in a war of compliments  The two men have shown an obvious respect and admiration ahead of the fixture  Liverpool travel to the Etihad on Thursday sitting six points clear at the top Guardiola had previously admitted that defeat could spell the end of City's hope 

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 14:12 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 14:13 GMT, 2 January 2019


It's set to be the biggest game of the Premier League season, but Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are too busy trading compliments ahead of Manchester City's crunch showdown with Liverpool at the Etihad.

Both title-challenging managers conducted their pre-match press conferences at the same time on Tuesday afternoon, speaking simultaneously and almost identically about the strengths and qualities of their foe.

A mutual respect clearly exists between

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