Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hopes his team can use their humiliating loss to Aston Villa as motivation to get back on their feet in Saturday’s Merseyside Derby against city rivals Everton.
After a season in which almost everything went its way, Liverpool’s impressive 7-2 loss to Villa was a big moment as Anfield clubs attempt to keep their Premier League title.
This was the change in luck since last season. It is the city of Liverpool’s blue club currently at the top of the Premier League as Everton are in the lead with a 100 percent record after four games. Liverpool are just one win behind and are fifth.
That one slip resulted in an incredible breakdown against Villa, and ahead of Saturday’s Merseyside derby with Everton, Klopp is hoping the pain and humiliation of that loss will see his team play harder for yet another loss to local rivals to avoid .
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“Maybe after all the positive things that happened to us, it took a good knock in the middle of our face to shake us up,” Klopp told reporters on Friday.
“That’s how I take it. There is no other reason why 7-2 should be good. If that were the case, it could have been the most important game of the season. So we try to use it and we will.” see.
“The challenge in this situation is that you don’t want the players to be influenced or influenced in the next game. You want a confident team. You don’t want a team that looks like its head bowed, but you do Not.” I don’t want to forget the game either. “
Everton may have started better than Liverpool so far, but the record against the Reds was not good. Indeed, “The Toffeemen” have not beaten Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby in exactly 10 years, but Carlo Ancelotti have formed a talented, well-organized side who have made an excellent start to the campaign.
Klopp said his team will be well prepared and highly motivated before they meet at Goodison Park at lunchtime.
“The perfect form Everton may have been in before the international break doesn’t come automatically and the problems we had at Villa are not there,” he said.
“We’re a team that people don’t like to play against, no matter who they are. It will be the same for Everton.”
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