Premier League Klopp Wary Of Everton Threat Ahead Merseyside Derby

Jurgen Klopp is aware of the threat Everton will pose when both teams clash in this weekend Merseyside derby on Matchday 5.

Liverpool suffered a 7-2 humiliating defeat at Villa Park heading to the international break.

Klopp will be in leading the Kops to Goodison Park in his 12th Merseyside derby.

Everton have been impressive this season and currently topping the league table after going for games without losing.

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Klopp faced a pre-match interview with Premier League Production when he talked about how he hope to attack the game and the pedigree of his opponent.

Despite winning seven games out of his 12 previous meeting with the Toofees, the German believe things came be done in different ways to get the result.

Klopp also noted that he is not surprise the way their local rivals play, Africa Top Sports learnt from

Of course it’s different but in the end, that’s one thing, Klopp answered when asked how he feels to wake up to a derby day.

It’s what you think in the morning of a derby day but then during the day you have to make sure that you do the right things again because the pure football things are not different to other games. 

“Now people will say, ‘Try and do it different’ because we were not unbelievably successful at Goodison in the last few years.

“We didn’t lose a lot but we didn’t win a lot there, that’s true as well. 

“The games were not highest quality – neither Everton or us played their best football in these games. 

“But I think we still should give it a try. 

“The home games for us were obviously different so far but they were difficult anyway as well. 

“So, around the game in the last few minutes it’s a normal football game but, of course, we all know about the importance for our people and that’s the main reason why we play football. 

“If it would not be important to our people, to our supporters then there’s no reason why we do this on the level we do it. So, we know it and try to use it.”

Despite winning four of his meeting with  his opposite side Carlo Ancelotti, Klopp still sees him as a ‘top team manager’.

Top team, top manager. What I think about Carlo Ancelotti was never a secret,” Klopp continued. 

“I couldn’t respect him more as a person and as a coach. He’s a wonderful human being, to be honest. 

“I knew from the first day when I heard that he will sign for Everton, I thought, ‘Ah, the next proper challenger in line.’ 

Speaking on Everton excellent performance so far, the former Borrusia Dormund gaffer said they found the players needed to improve the team during the transfer window.

“Now I think they did perfect business in the summer. 

“They found pretty much exactly the players they needed to improve an already pretty good football team. 

“Together with being more used to what Carlo wants them to do makes them a pretty strong team. 

“I’m really not surprised about the way they play.”

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