Chelsea supervisor, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that he and Liverpool supervisor, Jurgen Klopp, are “not half as shut as everyone 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 night time 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 advised Sky Sports activities Information.
“On the one hand, it’s good as a result of it tells you you will have reached a sure stage, after which in some unspecified time in the future, it isn’t good as a result of it doesn’t inform the reality.
“I like him quite a bit, and I’m filled with respect, and we now have good occasions once we meet in coaches’ conferences, there is no such thing as a doubt about it, however we’re not half as shut as everyone thinks.
“And we additionally do not need the years in golf equipment the place we’re in change, 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.”