Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola: Head-to-Head Record | Stats | Trophies

Arguably, the two most sought after managers of the current generation, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have graced the game of football with their dominating personalities, intensity on the touchline and above all, delivering results. 

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Stats Pep Guardiola  Jurgen Klopp
Preferred formation 4-3-34-3-3
Matches  712911
Wins 529486
Draws 95207
Defeats  88218
Trophies  3110

Pep Guardiola is one of the most successful managers who made a habit of winning trophies in whichever club he went to. He has managed three teams in his career, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City. 

With Barcelona, Guardiola has tasted maximum success bagging numerous trophies, which includes winning two Champions League (2009,2011). 

However, with Bayern Munich and Manchester City, he never tasted European glory, as he managed to chalk up domestic cups and league titles in Germany. 

Although he inspired City to the Champions League final but failed to claim the trophy as they were blanked by Tuchel’s Chelsea 1-0.  

However, Guardiola is considered as one of the most decorated managers in club football. Guardiola’s philosophy has always been possession-based, and attacking football, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City are testaments. 

Jurgen Klopp is one of the charismatic figures of the game in today's time. His philosophy of high pressing and playing with intensity has reaped fruits of labor for his teams. 

In his managerial profession, Klopp has managed three clubs, FC Mainz, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool. However, he won his first-ever trophy as a manager with Borussia Dortmund; his tactics made the German side a dominating force in Europe as Klopp helped Dortmund reach the 2013 Champions League Final only to lose to their arch-rivals, Bayern Munich. 

Nonetheless, Klopp has lost two UCL finals, one with Dortmund (2013) and the other with Liverpool (2018), and won one Champions League with Liverpool (2019). 

Beginning of the rivalry 

The rivalry started when they first met in Bundesliga while Klopp was managing Dortmund and Guardiola was with Bayern Munich. Although their rivalry wasn't quite fierce until both the managers arrived in England and a started high-voltage rivalry between Manchester City and Liverpool. 

We look at their head-to-head stats in Bundesliga and Premier League

Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola: Head-to-Head Record in Bundesliga

Stats KloppGuardiola 
Games 88
Wins 34
Draws 11

Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola: Head-to-Head Record in Premier League

Stats KloppGuardiola 
Matches 1313
Wins 54
Draws 44
Losses 45

In Germany, Pep Guardiola secured four games against Klopp’s Dortmund and lost thrice drawing once while Klopp won three games out of eight, losing four and drawing once. In their head-to-head games in Germany, Guardiola has a slight upper hand. 

After leaving Bundesliga, Jurgen Klopp penned down a new deal with Liverpool in Oct 2015, and subsequently, Pep Guardiola also joined Manchester City, and their new chapter of rivalry commenced in England.  

However, in Premier League, Jurgen Klopp wins the head-to-head game with a narrow margin against Pep Guardiola. The gaffers have encountered each other 21 times in their managerial career and have a neck-to-neck record over each other, with nine wins each and two draws. 

Pep Guardiola vs Jurgen Klopp: Head-to-Head Trophies

Champions League21
Premier League31
F.A Cup10
English League Cup40
German Cup21
FIFA Club World Cup31

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp will once again share soil for the 22nd time at Anfield on 3rd October CET at 5:30 pm.

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