Klopp sparks mind games ahead of Merseyside derby, says Everton ‘too physical’
Whenever Liverpool face Everton it’s always a rocky game, and this time the Merseyside derby will be played on December 2 at Goodison Park. Ahead of the fierce game, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has already started playing mind games as he called out Everton for being too physical and said the ‘intensity’ of matches with Everton was everything. just too much for him.
“It’s always a whole different game, so I really don’t like the intensity of the game very often, it’s too much for me,” said Klopp. Air sports after the victory of Southampton. “I like physical football, I have no problem with that, we play that, other teams play that, but in this game very often people put too much. my favorite game of the year to be honest because of it. But we have the chance to watch Everton tomorrow, we will prepare for the game and try to make a normal but good football game. “
Review of previous seasons between Everton and Liverpool
Everton and Liverpool have faced each other a total of 58 times in the Premier League, with Liverpool holding the best record winning 24 while Everton have only won 10, the remaining 24 resulting in draws. However, in the last five encounters Everton and Liverpool have both won one and the others have ended in draws. Liverpool haven’t beaten Everton in the last three games with their last victory in December 2019 when they won 5-2 at Anfield. Last season, Everton played a 2-2 draw for the first time after falling behind twice. In the follow-up match in February 2021, Everton managed to cause huge upheaval by beating Liverpool 2-0 in their own backyard thanks to goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
It will certainly be an interesting game this time around as both teams will have a point to prove, the Reds will want to get back on their way to victory against Everton while the Blues will want to prove victory over Liverpool in last season’s game. was not a unique thing. Ahead of the game, Everton are in very bad shape having not won a single game in their last five Premier League games, of which they have lost four games and drawn the other.