Marco Silva said Liverpool celebrate its victory in the derby of Merseyside against Everton as "a final of the World Cup" | Football News



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The Marco Silva team lost to Anfield earlier in the season

The Marco Silva team lost to Anfield earlier in the season

Jurgen Klopp countered that Marco Silva claimed the Merseyside derby looked like a World Cup final for Everton.

Liverpool, leader of the Premier League, will visit Goodison Park Sunday, live Sky sports, hoping to extend their undefeated 19 matches in all competitions against the Toffees.

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Before the scoreless draw against Manchester United last month, Klopp seemed to suggest that the next derby was more important for Everton than for Liverpool.

"You have Everton and we all know it's kind of a World Cup final," Klopp said.

The last meeting between the two teams ended in a spectacular 1-0 win for Liverpool, after Divock Origi punished a mistake by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the sixth minute. time off.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates Everton victory in December

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates Everton victory in December

Klopp was charged with fouls for having run on the pitch after the winning goal and Silva said the jubilant celebrations of the German Anfield prove that the derby is of major importance to Liverpool.

"It's a special match for both, for the city too, for our fans a special match, for their fans also a special match," Silva said.

"I did not see a big difference – I managed my first Merseyside derby last December and what I felt was a special match for both teams.

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Highlights of Liverpool's 1-0 win over Everton in the Premier League

Highlights of Liverpool's 1-0 win over Everton in the Premier League

"They celebrated this lucky goal – that lucky moment that they had in the closing seconds of the game – (like that) was the final of a World Cup for us and for them."

On Friday, Klopp seemed to go back on his previous comments – insisting that the match is equally important for both clubs in Merseyside.

"I said something a few weeks ago when we talked about upcoming games," he said.

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Klopp insists that the Merseyside derby is of major importance for both clubs in Liverpool

Klopp insists that the Merseyside derby is of major importance for both clubs in Liverpool

"Everyone has spoken only of Bayern Munich or Manchester United.Nobody really talked about Watford or Everton.

"But they're all important and for us we're in Liverpool, we're playing against Everton, and for us it's like a World Cup final as well.

"It's not a World Cup final, of course, but it's a very, very, very important match in the season, not just because of the situation, but because of the situation." ;history."

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