Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has finally revealed whom he would prefer between Portugal great Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Both Ronaldo and Messi have enjoyed a stranglehold over the Ballon d’Or for the past decade. The duo shares ten Ballon d’Or awards between them.
The German was asked the question during a quick-fire round by a German TV channel in an interview. Weighing into the debate about who is best between Messi or Ronaldo, Klopp had a little hesitation.
“That’s unfair again – just like [whether I want to win] the Champions League or Premier League,” Klopp told Sky Germany, before adding, “But I would go with Lionel. Although I adore both!”
Both Messi and Ronaldo had a fantastic campaign once again this year. While the former Real Madrid star claimed his fifth Champions League medal, the Argentina footballer guided Barcelona to another La Liga title.
— Team Messi (@TeamMessi) August 17, 2018
The duo – Messi and Ronaldo – are once again having a hugely successful campaign this season. CR7 has so far scored eight goals for his new team Juventus, and Messi has scored nine times in La Liga.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 23, 2018
While Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus will next take on Spal on Saturday in their next Serie A game, Messi’s Barcelona will take on Atlético Madrid on Sunday.