Jurgen Klopp has admitted he thoughts Everton could be ‘ the next proper challenger‘ to Liverpool when Carlo Ancelotti took over Goodison Park.
The Toffees are flying high atop the Premier table ahead of Saturday’s early Kick-off, the biggest Merseyside derby in years.
And Jurgen Klopp is not surprised by his side’s rivals after they conducted ‘ perfect business’ in the summer.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp leads his side against Everton in the derby on Saturday.
Klopp believes that the Toffees can be proper title challengers and they are top of the table.
“What I think about Carlo Ancelloti was never a secret. I couldn’t respect him more”
Many feel this is their best chance to end that barren run,
Particularly with Liverpool coming off the back of the remarkable 7-2 defeat by Aston Villa before the International break.
Jurgen Klopp revealed he sent a ling text to his players in the wake of what bruising loss to get his feelings and frustrations off his chest as he was unable to address the group as a collective.
He has never lost back-to-back Premier League games as Liverpool manager and will be desperate to maintain that record this weekend.
If Everton is to become ” proper Challengers: then they will have to close an almighty gap from last season.
They finished in 12th place and a massive 50 points behind champions Liverpool and the last time they finished in the top was in 2005
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It is quite the turnaround for Everton last season when they finished in mid-table.
Liverpool is now Ancelotti’s side’s next opponents, as the Premier League returns at the action.
” What I think about Carlo Ancelotti was never a secret. I couldn’t respect him more. He’s a wonderful human being, Klopp said”.
The Toffees go into the game full of confidence, while Liverpool is facing questions.