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Jurgen Klopp has Liverpool fans in stitches for running away from Pep Guardiola

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ran away from Manchester City’sPep Guardiola at a UEFA coaches’ conference.

The Reds extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points as they beat the reigning champions 3-1.

Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane got on the scoreboard at Anfield before Bernardo Silva got a consolation.

But the City boss stole the headlines after appearing to mock referee Michael Oliver .

Footage has emerged, though, of Klopp avoiding a reunion with the Spaniard.

In the clip, the pair are attending the UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum in Nyon.

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And the Reds manager is speaking to the press.

One journalist asks: “Did you speak with Pepe?”

This Italian pronunciation of the City boss’s name leaves Klopp confused.

“Pepe? Who is Pepe,” the German asks.

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But after explaining, a huge smile comes across his face which leaves the other journalists in stitches.

He replies: “It’s Pepe in Italy? Ah ok.

“Of course we spoke. We speak constantly.”

And the 48-year-old appears in the background as they are laughing.

When Klopp sees the manager approaching, he has a brilliant reaction.

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“Pep Guardiola is coming,” the 52-year-old whispers before running away from the cameras.

This footage was shared on Instagram by Sky Sports yesterday, where it has been viewed more than 900,000 times.

And the Anfield faithful were reeling with laughter.

“He is a joker,” one supporter said.

Another commented: “Man, I love that guy.

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“What a coach, with great personality.”

While a third added: “You cannot hate this man.”

And a fourth simply said: “Legend.”

It comes as Raheem Sterling has issued an apology after a bust-up with Liverpool defender Joe Gomez.

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