Pep Guardiola jokingly tells Klopp to swap Champions League title for EPL

Pep Guardiola jokingly tells Klopp to swap Champions League title for EPL

- Pep Guardiola wants another Champions League title eight years after winning his second at Barcelona

- The Man City boss told Jurgen Klopp to swap his UCL for Premier League title

- Liverpool are currently topping the EPL table with eight points clear of the Citizens after 13 games

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is desperately in search of his third Champions League title since he left Barcelona in 2012.

The Spaniard led the Catalans to European triumph in 2009 and 2011 before parting ways with the club one year after.

He has however failed to achieve the feat seven years down the lane - with his three-year reign at Bayern Munich gone without an European glory.

Guardiola joined the Citizens in 2016 and the best he has done was to get to the semifinal of the tournament on two ocassions.

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The Spanish born tactician has now jokingly told Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to swap his UCL title for a Premier League.

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As it stands, the Reds have a better chance of winning the EPL for the first time in three decades as they currently rank top of the table with 37 points after 13 games - eight points ahead of City.

While speaking at the Football Writers' Association northern branch awards on Sunday, Guardiola said the pair should hatch a plan.

With both trophies on stage he joked: “We really want this one (Champions League) and he (Klopp) really wants this one (Premier League), maybe we can swap?”

The Spaniard added that Liverpool's ability to grab late winners in games is getting him frustrated as the Merseyside outfit is gradually drifting towards EPL glory.

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Robert Firmino's late goal sealed the victory for the Reds over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last weekend.

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"I have no clue what people will say," he told the Reds' website. "But I know that 37 points after 13 matchdays is exceptional. You cannot have them with winning only brilliant games.

"We had a couple of really brilliant games - and we won them, thank God - but we cannot only win them, so that's how it is.

"We are not out there to send messages, we actually just want to get results. "I said during the week that I really don't take it for granted, how can you?

"With all the things which were not so good, we were the dominant side, we were much more the active team, Crystal Palace defend most of the time deep.

"We don't stop with these things even on the day when it's not perfect."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Jose Mourinho has moved to the second position behind Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola on the list of top 10 highest paid managers in the world.

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The former Chelsea and Manchester United gaffer was named Tottehham manager this week after the club sacked Mauricio Pochettino who was in charge for five years.

Before he got the job at Tottenham, Jose Mourinho was without a club for almost a year after being sacked at Manchester United in December 2018.

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Source: Legit.ng

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