They are two of the most animated coaches on the touchline and of course, some of the best in the world, Antonio Conte of Tottenham and Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool come face-to-face for the fifth time in their career when the two clubs clash in London on Sunday. The two coaches parade incredible resume with Klopp’s Champions League triumph giving a slight edge over his rival Liverpool have looked formidable this season and lost only once.
They are the only team in Premier League to have lost only once, and Klopp has completely changed his side into one of the powerhouses of Europe. The German’s next test will be against another top-class team and a manager. After finally getting an astute manager with a strong CV, Tottenham have shown great redemption in their performance and clawed their way back into the top 10 on the table. The former Chelsea manager has seriously transformed Tottenham’s fortunes, and the club has returned to its competing ways. Both gaffers have a neck-to-neck record in their head-to-head stats.
However, they have encountered each other only four times, with Klopp winning and losing once and Conte with a similar record as well. Conte’s first year at Chelsea, where he guided the club to Premier League title and later FA Cup next year. It took Klopp three years to establish Liverpool into a dominant force and then led them to the first-ever Premier League after 30 years and Champions League glory. Two of the most animated and exciting managers in Europe have met each other in Premier League before when Conte was managing Chelsea and Jurgen Klopp , Liverpool.
Since then, they have gone head-tohead only four times. After the Italian departed Chelsea both gaffers never crossed each other’s paths in any competitions. Both are among the most influential managers in Europe currently, and whichever team they have worked with turned out to be a force to be reckoned with. Liverpool and Tottenham are testaments to their work. The Italian manager has previously coached Juventus, Atlanta and Inter Milan, while Jurgen Klopp has managed Mainz 05, Dortmund and Liverpool. The gaffers will meet for the fifth time at Spurs stadium, and the stakes will be high, with both of them looking to secure a victory.
Spurs have seen about three of their past matches cancelled due to COVID-19 but Conte said they are ready to take on Liverpool on Sunday. “We’re ready to play on Sunday, an important game against a really good, amazing team. With the difficulty we’re facing, we’re ready to play this game.”