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Liverpool boss Klopp: The strengths of Pochettino and Pep

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has paid tribute to Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola.

After being named FIFA's Coach of the Year, Klopp also praised Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino.

"I respect them a lot," said Klopp. "What Pochettino did last year was so exceptional. Many times when you don't win a title people don't remember you but he was extremely impressive. He has built his team step by step and keeps the team together.

"Pep Guardiola ... what can I say? He has won so many titles, the way his team plays. He is so exceptional; hands down, the best manager I've ever coached against. It was an honor to be nominated with them."

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