Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Pep Guardiola could be in for a shock if he comes to manage in the Premier League irrespective of his vast experience on the job.
The former Barcelona manager confirmed he will quit his current position as Bayern Munich boss at the end of the season, with the former Barcelona coach reportedly linked with moves to a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester City and Manchester United.
But Klopp who replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield last season believes the volume of matches in England may come as a surprise to Guardiola.
“Pep is so experienced. I’m sure he will buy a few players and have a good team, have 35 players or whatever. Klopp told
The Reds boss admits he did not even realize cup matches in England went to replays with his injury-hit side scheduled to face Arsenal on Wednesday and Manchester United on Sunday in key Premier League contests, before they take on Exeter in an FA Cup third round replay three days later.
“That’s the biggest difference. The number of games is the biggest difference. When I came here, I didn’t know there were two rounds in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup.
“I had people in Germany, saying ‘yeah, you’re in the final again!’ Idiots!
“In Germany, when you tell people about the FA Cup that if you draw you play again. They say ‘what?’ Here you have penalties and extra time, but only after the second game.
“That’s the thing, it’s the number of games, football, football, football. With a perfect pre-season you are prepared for a long, long journey.
“We knew about it, but to feel it is different. What I can say about here is very positive, great country, great people, the food is much better than everybody said.
“Okay, the weather is not great – like everyone said!” Klopp told the Liverpool official website.