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Marco Silva: ‘power’ of Merseyside derby win can give Everton confidence boost

01 December, 2018, 13:29 | Author: Delia Walker
  • Sigurdsson looking forward to derby day

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepts Everton pose their biggest threat in the Merseyside derby for some time and the Reds' 19-year unbeaten Anfield record counts for nothing.

"It's a special city, Liverpool, and it's a special match". I'm hoping they're firing on all cylinders.

"He is understanding better now what I want, the moves he has to do, what positions and spaces on the pitch he has to receive the ball", Silva said. You just still have to press but when you do that it doesn't make it easier when you are on the front foot and trying to win the ball back.

But, after starting the season with seven consecutive wins inside the opening six weeks, Liverpool have won five times in 12 league and cup games in the 10 weeks since.

Speaking ahead of the Merseyside derby against Everton, Klopp was asked if a disconnect has developed this term between a more conservative approach in midfield, and Liverpool's previously unstoppable frontline.

That means Walcott must be on top of his game defensively - putting in a much improved shift than his Old Trafford effort last month - otherwise Marco Silva's side will be overrun. "Since I've been at Liverpool, Everton was always really busy [in the transfer market] but now it's the best-tuned squad".

"One or two years ago (Wayne) Rooney came back, (Gylfi) Sigurdsson came, they said they could not play because of lack of speed, but everything is there". I'm a defender and it's down to the team. The development and improvement is obvious.

"It will be a proper fight but we expect that in the derby".

Klopp will be without suspended captain Jordan Henderson for the game, and has challenged the rest of the squad to step up in his absence. On Sunday we will be ready again.

"I don't want our players to think, "This is the match", he said.

There were large periods during last season's European campaign, there were so many teams who just could not cope with Liverpool's full-frontal approach. With Neymar we're talking about one of the best players in the world, but watching him was embarrassing. "We'll play against a strong side, a very good team with quality and Klopp is doing a very good job as well".



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