The manager’s previous title-winning teams have all been frontrunners – this time his side must come from behind
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or rather, it is if you take your lead from a chortling, bearded man who has spent most of the last month dispensing his own kind of giddy, red-suited festive cheer.
At the start of December Jürgen Klopp could be seen haring across the Anfield pitch, skipping and leaping and making a strange yanking gesture with his arms, like a man repeatedly puncturing an inflatable lilo with a breadknife while being pursued by a swarm of angry jack russells.
Written by Barney Ronay
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/02/pep-guardiola-manchester-city-challenge-winning-ugly under the title “Pep Guardiola faces new challenge of winning ugly with Manchester City”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.