Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has said he is not particularly close with Jurgen Klopp.
The two German tacticians took on each other as the Blues battled against Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday night.
Chelsea came out victorious with a 1-0 scoreline, all thanks to an excellent goal from Mason Mount.
“It’s nice to be compared because he’s one of the best coaches in Europe,” Tuchel told Sky Sports News prior to the game.
“On one hand it’s nice because it tells you you’ve reached a certain level, and then at some point, it’s not nice because it does not tell the truth.
“I like him a lot and I am full of respect and we have good times when we meet in coaches’ meetings, there is no doubt about it, but we are not half as close as everybody thinks.
“And we also do not have the years in clubs where we are in exchange, or where I can really learn from him, from his coaching methods, because I was never there when he was there.”