Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp on who he considers to be the best coach in the world

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has commented on the speculation surrounding Pep Guardiola.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has described Pep Guardiola as the best in the business as speculation that the Spaniard is headed for the Premier League grows, the Daily Mail reports.

Guardiola recently confirmed that this season will be his last in charge of Bayern Munich, with the German club quick to announce Carlo Ancelotti as his successor ahead of next season.

The Spaniard won 14 trophies in four years at Barcelona before guiding Munich to back-to-back Bundesliga titles – boosting what was already an impeccable CV.

His decision to leave the German giants has prompted a frenzy in England as Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have been cited as potential destinations, as per a report in the Metro.

And Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp feels the Spaniard’s arrival at a potential rival would make winning the title all the more difficult for both the Reds and their fellow challengers.

“If it really happens [Guardiola joining a rival], then in comes perhaps the best coach in the world. That would make it that bit harder for all the other teams,” Klopp explained.

Liverpool have struggled to mount a serious top four challenge as of yet this season and supporters will be frustrated considering a number of rivals have also faltered badly in the opening stages.

With the Premier League in somewhat of a mess in terms of real outstanding quality, it represents a big opportunity for Guardiola to come in and really stamp his mark at a leading club.

City appear the most settled and financially able for Guardiola to flourish, though the lull of United due to their history and tradition could sway the former Barca boss to succeed Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

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