Liverpool: Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp termed Pep Guardiola as the world's best football coach, also adding on Tuesday that the Bayern Munich tactician would improve the English Premier League (EPL) and make the division even more competitive.
Jurgen Klopp. Pic/AFP
Guardiola has been heavily linked with a move to England next term after announcing he will leave the record German champions at the end of the season.
Manchester City are reportedly the front-runners to secure the ex-Barcelona coach's signature, while rivals Manchester United and Chelsea have also been touted as possible destinations.
"If this rumour is as well-tuned as all the other transfer rumours in England then Pep will go somewhere else completely," Klopp was quoted as saying by German tabloid Bild on Monday.
"But if it really happens, then in comes perhaps the best coach in the world. That would make it that bit harder for all the other teams in the Premier League,” he said.
Former Borussia Dortmund coach Klopp has made a relatively promising start to life in England with Liverpool.
Ahead of a trip to struggling Sunderland on Wednesday, Klopp said, "We have had very, very great moments and games, but also a few less good results.
"But this is, for anyone who thinks a bit, completely normal. So far everything is completely fine. Clearly, things still might be a bit better but it could have been a lot worse. One thing is certain: Liverpool is a really cool club and it's great fun to work here," he said.