Pep Guardiola has insisted Jurgen Klopp will be back after the Liverpool boss announced his departure at the end of the season.
Klopp has revealed the shock decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season, leaving many fans stunned.
As the Premier League’s biggest foe, Guardiola paid tribute to his old friend after incredible battles over the years.
The Manchester City manager told ITV: “He won’t admit it but he will come back.
“That personality, that energy, will be back. Football needs personalities and managers like him.
“I hope we can make time to have dinner together.”
Liverpool have won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup under Klopp since his arrival nine years ago.
And they will be hoping to go out with a bang too, with the Reds currently top of the Premier League this season.
There is also the Europa League, which Liverpool are favorites to win, as well as the Carabao Cup final, where they will face Chelsea.
Guardiola added: “I will sleep better. The days leading up to the Liverpool game were almost a nightmare.
“I was shocked by the news and felt that part of Man City was going to lose something.
“We can’t define our period here without him and Liverpool, it’s impossible.”
Although Klopp is under contract with Liverpool until 2026, he made his intentions clear to the club in November.
“I can understand that it’s a shock to a lot of people right now, when you hear it for the first time, but obviously I can explain it – or at least try to explain it,” he said. he declares.
“I love absolutely everything about this club, I love everything about the city, I love everything about our supporters, I love the team, I love the staff.
“I love everything. But the fact that I’m still making this decision shows you that I’m convinced that it’s the one I have to make.
“It’s because I’m, how should I put it, running out of energy. I have no problem now, obviously, I already knew about it for longer than I should announce it at some point, but I’m totally fine now.
“I know I can’t do this job over and over and over and over again. »
News Source : talksport.com