Klopp stated this during a chat with German newspaper Bild, when he was asked about rumours linking Guardiola to Manchester City. He said: “If this rumour is as well-tuned as all the other transfer rumours here then Pep would go somewhere else completely.”
“But if he really happens, then in comes perhaps the best coach in the world.
“That would make it that bit harder for all the other teams.” he concluded.
Aside Manchester City, former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has also been strongly linked with Manchester United and Chelsea though the citizens remain favourites in the race to land the Spaniard.
If Guardiola eventually makes his much-publicised England move, he will renew his rivalry with Klopp after both battled for supremacy in Germany as managers of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.