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Carlo Ancelotti reveals strange gift he received from Jurgen Klopp



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The Real Madrid manager has revealed his close relationship with the Liverpool boss, with the couple sharing gifts in the past.

Ancelotti spent a year and a half on Merseyside in charge of the Toffees and scored a historic win over the Reds as his side secured their first victory at Anfield in more than 20 years in the league. NO

While Klopp mainly beat the Italian in England, Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side broke Liverpool’s hearts last season as Los Blancos won the 14th competition.

Speaking to Sportcastinfo, Ancelotti revealed that despite their rivalry in the dugout, the pair have enjoyed a strong relationship since his time on Merseyside: “I have a good relationship with Klopp. We stayed in Liverpool for a year and a half during the pandemic, exchanging messages and gifts. She is really a beautiful person. What kind of gift?! Electronic cigarettes.”

The pair have met 11 times throughout their careers, but have only succeeded in the same competition when Ancelotti played at Everton. However, Klopp has met him during his time at Napoli, Everton and Real with varying results.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that Jurgen Klopp once gave him an e-cigarette while coaching Everton.

Having first met when he was Borussia Dortmund manager, Klopp’s record is three wins, three draws and five defeats in 11 matches. Ancelotti had success with Napoli and Real against Klopp’s Liverpool and hopes that form will continue.

Another interesting fact is that the pair were touted for the vacancy at Liverpool in 2015, with Jamie Carragher commenting at the time that he thought Klopp would be a better choice:

“I think if one of them came to Liverpool the fans would be delighted,” he said at the time. “If it was me, I would choose Klopp over Ancelotti. I think he has more to prove.

Ancelotti is a great manager, of course, but he went to clubs where you expect trophies. “