Chelsea supervisor, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that he and Liverpool supervisor, Jurgen Klopp, are “not half as shut as all people thinks”.
Tuchel and Klopp have usually been in contrast, having each managed Mainz and Dortmund earlier than leaving the Bundesliga for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool, respectively.
The Blues boss received two Ligue 1 titles throughout his time at PSG, whereas Klopp secured Champions League and Premier League with Liverpool.
The German coaches will face one another when Liverpool hosts Chelsea on Thursday evening within the Premier League at Anfield.
“It’s good to be in contrast as a result of [Klopp] he’s the most effective coaches in Europe,” Tuchel instructed Sky Sports activities Information.
“On the one hand, it’s good as a result of it tells you you might have reached a sure degree, after which sooner or later, it isn’t good as a result of it doesn’t inform the reality.
“I like him so much, and I’m filled with respect, and we’ve good occasions once we meet in coaches’ conferences, there is no such thing as a doubt about it, however we aren’t half as shut as all people thinks.
“And we additionally should not have the years in golf equipment the place we’re in trade, or the place I can actually study from him, from his teaching strategies, as a result of I used to be by no means there when he was there.”