Everton won’t “be an easy game” says Klopp

FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 946221366,1025073120 - GRADIENT ADDED) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool (L) and Marco Silva, Manager of Everton. Liverpool FC and Everton FC meet in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool. ***LEFT IMAGE*** LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on during the warm up prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on April 14, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Marco Silva, Manager of Everton looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Everton and Rotherham United at Goodison Park on August 29, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that facing Everton on Sunday won’t be easy for his side.

Portuguese coach Marco Silva took over at Goodison Park in the Summer and set about improving their squad with a spending spree that has seen them move into sixth place ahead of the game.

And Klopp is preparing his players for “a proper fight” as he looks to collect three points to keep in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City.

“Analyse Everton and then tell me it will be an easy game.” he said.

“It will be a proper fight but we expect that in the derby. That’s how derbies should be.

“He has the best squad. Since I’ve been at Liverpool, Everton was always really busy but now it’s the best-tuned squad.

“Coleman is back and fit. Keane settled and fit, Mina is a brilliant player, very important for the build-up and everything and Digne is like the young Baines if you will.” he added.

Liverpool have not lost to Everton at Anfield since 1999 when striker Kevin Campbell snatched a 1-0 win for the Goodison Park club – but Klopp isnt interested in the past.

“If you didn’t say that I wouldn’t even think about it.” he continued.

“How can I know what people make of that? I’m not a bit interested.

“You cannot make anything of these results in the past.

“We have to make sure as a club we create an atmosphere so exceptional it will make it a little bit easier for the players to come into it 100% in a fighting mood.” he finished.

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