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Klopp congratulates Man City for ‘exceptional’ Premier League triumph

Jurgen Klopp - Liverpool, Pep Guardiola - Man City
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The Reds’ hold on the league crown came to an end after the Sky Blues were crowned the champions of England on Tuesday.

Jurgen Klopp hails Pep Guardiola as “the best manager in the world” while revealing he texted his opposite number to congratulate him over Manchester City’s Premier League success.

The 2020/21 Premier League title was decided at Old Trafford when Manchester United lost 2-1 to Leicester City.

Man City, who had a slow start to the season and were down at 10th in the league table at one point, won their third league title in four seasons with three games to spare.

Elsewhere, Liverpool, who were expected to successfully defend their first title in 30 years at the start of the campaign, are struggling for a top-four finish.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s match against Man United, Klopp, however, shows no ill feelings over the rivals’ triumph.

“Great achievement, congratulations,” Klopp said, via Goal. “I texted Pep [Guardiola] last night, I already texted Ilkay [Gundogan] obviously. Really well done.

“A really difficult year for the whole football world, and what they achieved so far is exceptional, having won the title in the past, now five in 10 years.

“It’s always like this; when you bring together financial resources and football knowledge then you have a good chance to create something special. That’s obviously the case. City has an incredible squad and the best manager in the world, and that makes it a good recipe, I would say!

“It’s always a joy to play against them because it’s a massive challenge from a football point of view. You can beat them, but you have to be at your absolute top to do so. We could do that from time to time, but this year not. So, well deserved congratulations.”