Liverpool fans will agree with this latest Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp claim
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have been at the top of English football since the Spaniard arrived in 2016.
The two managers are up there as the best in the business and have seen their teams compete for the Premier League title in the previous four seasons – with Guardiola winning three titles and Klopp with one.
This season, City are nine points clear of Liverpool in the league, having played one more game and don’t seem like letting their form slip after putting five past Portuguese champions Sporting Lisbon.
In the 22 meetings between the two managers, Klopp has only beat Guardiola nine times – five with Liverpool and four with Borussia Dortmund.
After Klopp and Guardiola saw their teams comfortably win the first leg of their Champions League ties, the comparison of the two has continued.
Speaking on Wednesday, ahead of Liverpool’s victory over Inter Milan, the former Crystal Palace chairman launched an attack on the money spent by the Citizens.
The £100million summer signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa meant Guardiola’s total spending neared £1billion since taking over in 2016. Whilst in that time he has delivered three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and four League Cups in his time at the Etihad Stadium.
“Manchester City were already on a par with Liverpool in terms of having built a squad because they have had this money for seven years,” Jordan said on talkSPORT.
“So when you take the time that they have been together and the facts of the matter is that every single Premier League point that has been won by Guardiola has cost Manchester City £667,000.
“Every single point that has been won by Liverpool under Klopp has cost them £243,00.”
The argument that Guardiola was forced to re-build City due to an ageing squad was opposed to Jordan, but the pundit wasn’t having any of it after adding Klopp needed an overhaul.
“Klopp took over a side that were disappointed after losing [the Premier League] and in disarray after Brendan Rodgers had lost his way in that 2015-16 season.
“You have got to compare and contrast. If you compare the time they have been there, Guardiola has spent three times the amount of money. Fact.
“Now if you gave Klopp £667,000 per point won in the Premier League in the six years that he has been there, he may well be in the same situation as Guardiola is in because Guardiola is a chequebook manager. It’s unarguable.”