Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Leicester on Tuesday night confirmed Guardiola’s third Premier League title and City’s fifth in the past decade as they succeed Liverpool as champions.
Guardiola called it the ‘toughest’ of his successes given the difficult circumstances of the pandemic and a poor start to the season that left City eighth on Christmas Day, and Klopp agreed by saying their achievement stood out. .
“A great achievement, congratulations,” said Klopp. “I texted Pep last night and Ilkay (Gundogan, a player managed by Klopp at Borussia Dortmund).
“It has been a very difficult year for the whole world, for the football teams as well, and what they have achieved so far this year is exceptional.
“Five titles in 10 years – it’s always like that when you combine financial resources and football knowledge, you have a good chance of creating something special and obviously it is.
“City have an incredible team and the best manager in the world, which makes for a great recipe.”