Thomas Tuchel has branded Juergen Klopp “the master of being the underdog” as he praised his compatriot for fostering a countrywide “sympathy” for Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola lit a fuse between his Manchester City side and Klopp’s Liverpool by claiming “everyone in this country” wants the Reds to pull off an unprecedented quadruple this season.
Liverpool could yet sweep the board of Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League.
But Chelsea can thwart Liverpool’s bid to break new ground in English football by beating Klopp’s men in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley.
German managers Tuchel and Klopp will meet for the 19th time in top-level football this weekend, in a repeat of February’s Carabao Cup final when Liverpool prevailed 11-10 on penalties.
And Blues boss Tuchel admitted admiration for Klopp’s ability to engender neutral support for the Anfield club.
“There are huge…