Jurgen Klopp warns Pep Guardiola about Premier League challenge

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has offered some valuable advice to Pep Guardiola ahead of the Spaniard’s expected arrival in England.

The Bayern Munich boss has announced he will leave the German club in the summer, stating that he wanted to manage in the Premier League.

But Klopp, who arrived on Merseyside in October, has warned the 44-year-old that he will have to adapt to the sheer amount of matches in England compared to Germany.

Fixture congestion

The former Borussia Dortmund manager has already been in charge of 20 matches for the Anfield club during his three months at the helm and faces a potential nine games in January.

“The number of games is the biggest difference,” the German said.

Klopp is on the verge of leading Liverpool to their first cup final since 2012 after overcoming Stoke in the first leg of the Capital One Cup last week. However the 48-year-old admitted that he, along with his German friends, weren’t aware that the semi-final was played over two matches.

“When I came here, I didn’t know there were two rounds (legs) in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup.

“I had people in Germany saying: ‘Yeah, you’re in the final again...’ Idiots. That’s the thing, it’s the number of games… football, football, football.”

However, Klopp joked that Guardiola will have no such problems if he is to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City - something that he has been heavily tipped to do.

“I’m sure he will buy a few players and have a good team… 35 players or whatever,” he said.

Lifestyle tips

But it wasn’t only footballing advice that Klopp offered Guardiola - he also had some lifestyle tips.

The Anfield boss warned the tanned Spaniard that the weather in Britain is “not great” but praised the cuisine by saying it is “much better than everyone said."

Who is more likely to be successful in the Premier League - Klopp or Guardiola?

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