Guardiola vs Klopp: Head-to-head record, trophies & history

The rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester City, epitomized by the tactical battles between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, has become one of the most compelling storylines in modern football. Their clashes on the pitch consistently deliver high-stakes drama and breathtaking moments, captivating fans around the world.

The 2021/22 Premier League season witnessed a pivotal showdown between the two sides at the Etihad Stadium, with the title hanging in the balance. In a match of immense significance, they battled to a draw, ultimately tipping the scales in favor of Manchester City, who clinched the title by a mere point over Liverpool.

As the 2023/24 season unfolds, another crucial encounter looms large on the horizon. Liverpool prepares to host Manchester City at Anfield, fully aware that a victory would propel them to the top of the Premier League table, setting the stage for a thrilling finale to the campaign.

While their rivalry has reached its zenith in the Premier League, the history between Klopp and Guardiola stretches back to their days in the Bundesliga, where they led Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, respectively. Their encounters in German football produced memorable moments and intense battles, laying the foundation for their ongoing rivalry.

Upon their transition to the Premier League, Klopp and Guardiola renewed their rivalry on English soil, now at the helm of Liverpool and Manchester City. Their tactical masterclasses and strategic duels have elevated the standard of football in England, captivating audiences worldwide.

However, the 2023/24 season marks the culmination of an era, as Klopp announced his decision to step down as Liverpool manager at the end of the campaign. With his departure, the landscape of English football will undergo a significant shift, marking the end of an iconic chapter in the Klopp-Guardiola saga.

As the two managerial titans prepare to face off once again, the upcoming clash between Liverpool and Manchester City is not just a battle for three points but a symbolic passing of the torch in English football history.


Pep Guardiola vs Jurgen Klopp: Head-to-head record

  • All-time Klopp vs. Guardiola meetings: 29
  • Guardiola wins: 11
  • Klopp wins: 12
  • Draws: 6


Klopp vs Guardiola all-time head-to-head meetings

Date Competition Guardiola Team Klopp Team Winner
July 27, 2013 DFL-Supercup Bayern Munich 2 Borussia Dortmund 4 Klopp
Nov. 23, 2013 Bundesliga Bayern Munich 3 Borussia Dortmund 0 Guardiola
April 12, 2014 Bundesliga Bayern Munich 0 Borussia Dortmund 3 Klopp
May 17, 2014 DFB-Pokal Final Bayern Munich 2 Borussia Dortmund 0 Guardiola
Aug. 13, 2014 DFL-Supercup Bayern Munich 0 Borussia Dortmund 2 Klopp
Nov. 1, 2014 Bundesliga Bayern Munich 2 Borussia Dortmund 1 Guardiola
April 4, 2015 Bundesliga Bayern Munich 1 Borussia Dortmund 0 Guardiola
April 28, 2015 DFB-Pokal Semis Bayern Munich 1 Borussia Dortmund 1* Klopp*
Dec. 31, 2016 Premier League Man City 0 Liverpool 1 Klopp
Mar. 19, 2017 Premier League Man City 1 Liverpool 1 Draw
Sept. 9, 2017 Premier League Man City 5 Liverpool 0 Guardiola
Jan. 14, 2018 Premier League Man City 3 Liverpool 4 Klopp
April 4, 2018 Champions League Man City 0 Liverpool 3 Klopp
April 10, 2018 Champions League Man City 1 Liverpool 2 Klopp
Oct. 7, 2018 Premier League Man City 0 Liverpool 0 Draw
Jan. 3, 2019 Premier League Man City 2 Liverpool 1 Guardiola
Aug. 4, 2019 Community Shield Man City 1* Liverpool 1 Guardiola
Nov. 10, 2019 Premier League Man City 1 Liverpool 3 Klopp
July 2, 2020 Premier League Man City 4 Liverpool 0 Guardiola
Nov. 8, 2020 Premier League Man City 1 Liverpool 1 Draw
Feb. 7, 2021 Premier League Man City 4 Liverpool 1 Guardiola
Oct. 3, 2021 Premier League Man City 2 Liverpool 2 Draw
April 10, 2022 Premier League Man City 2 Liverpool 2 Draw
April 16, 2022 FA Cup semifinal Man City 2 Liverpool 3 Klopp
July 30, 2022 Community Shield Man City 2 Liverpool 3 Klopp
Oct. 16, 2022 Premier League Man City 0 Liverpool 1 Klopp
Dec. 22, 2022 Carabao Cup Man City 3 Liverpool 2 Guardiola
Apr. 1, 2023 Premier League Man City 4 Liverpool 1 Guardiola
Nov. 25, 2023 Premier League Man City 1 Liverpool 1 Draw