Gary Neville explains why Jurgen Klopp is manager he’d most like to play under

Gary Neville picked Jurgen Klopp as the Premier League manager he would most like to play for despite hailing Pep Guardiola as one of the best of all time.

The former Man Utd defender played his entire career under the great Sir Alex Ferguson, whom is widely-regarded as the best boss of the Premier League era.

But given the choice of just the 20 current top-flight managers, Neville opted for Klopp, who has steered his Liverpool side to the brink of the title this season.

Posed the question on Sky Sports' The Football Show, Neville said: "I'd probably say Jurgen Klopp. I just look at the way his teams play at this moment in time, they're adaptable.

"They do play with possession but they also counter-attack, they're also competitive. They're not one-trick ponies and I think it just looks like he's full of energy, full of belief, confidence, always feel like he wants to attack.

"But obviously there are other great managers in the Premier League – Pep Guardiola is one of the greatest managers of all time, but I just think Klopp is someone who would be great to play for."

Klopp's style has had a clear effect on his players this season, with Liverpool 25 points ahead of Guardiola's City.

The German boss is set to win his first Premier League title in his fifth campaign, while Guardiola has achieved the feat on two occasions already.

Neville's Sky Sports colleague Jamie Redknapp stated he would prefer to play for the City boss, though conceded both managers were out in front in their field.

"There's two managers that stand head and shoulders above everyone, that's Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League right now," Redknapp said.

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