When Jurgen Klopp Hilariously Trolled Cristiano Ronaldo While Showing Admiration for Lionel Messi

When Jurgen Klopp Hilariously Trolled Cristiano Ronaldo While Showing Admiration for Lionel Messi

Byron Pillay
updated at January 30, 2024 at 7:36 AM
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  • Many managers and footballers have weighed in on the GOAT debate at one stage or the other
  • Jurgen Klopp once provided a hilarious response when asked who was the greatest of all time
  • Pep Guardiola also agreed with Klopp's choice, saying one of them was the more complete player

There are many unanswered questions in the universe.

Who the GOAT is between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is one of those questions.

The duo are considered two of the greatest players of all time, and the debate rages on over who has achieved more in their respective careers.

Jurgen Klopp once provided a hilarious response when asked about who the greatest was.
Jurgen Klopp shared a hilarious story about how he had a photo with Lionel Messi on his phone. Image: David Ramos/ Stu Forster/ Francois Nel.
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While many have picked their favourite between the two talented stars, few have provided an answer quite like Jurgen Klopp’s.

The Liverpool manager weighed in on the debate in 2018, providing quite a hilarious response. When asked who the greatest player was, Klopp said that his father always told him that Pele was the best no matter what people say in the future.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach added that he only had one selfie on his phone and that it was with Messi. He then hilariously said that Cristiano Ronaldo was in the room as well.

Pep Guardiola also chooses Messi over Ronaldo

Klopp isn’t the only manager to side with the Inter Miami star.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola also weighed in on the debate, opting to go with the Argentinian. As noted by Sportskeeda, Guardiola described the former Barcelona star as being the more complete player.

"Messi is the best, he is definitely the best. He knows how to play, score and make the other players play. He is always there," Guardiola said.

Managers who weighed in on GOAT debate

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi will go down in history for being two of the greatest players of all time.

The duo have been some of the top performers in the world, year after year, and many have weighed in on who the better player is.

Sports Brief looks at five football managers who waded into the debate as they chose who was the better star and why.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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