Liverpool Have To Deliver Against Everton, Insists Jurgen Klopp

Seamus Coleman of Everton battles for possesion with Leroy Sane of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park

Liverpool Have To Deliver Against Everton, Insists Jurgen Klopp

The last meeting between these two sides saw Liverpool edge Everton in a narrow 2-1 win, with Virgil van Dijk scoring the victor on his Reds debut.

Liverpool will check on the fitness of Mohamed Salah after he suffered a muscle problem against Manchester City.

Yes, possible rotation is an issue, but Klopp will still feel a sense of obligation when he names his XI and even a slightly weakened side is likely to have more about it than whatever Allardyce musters.

It's one of the biggest, most storied rivalries in England.

Ashley Williams will be available after serving a suspension and Idrissa Gana Gueye has recovered from his hamstring injury.

Klopp's side are in the midst of an injury crisis at the heart of their defence, with injuries to Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, they are lacking in experience and strength in depth.

Captain Jordan Henderson, though, is suspended for Tuesday's match and will nearly certainly start as part of a midfield trio in Klopp's favoured 4-3-3.

"If you buy some quality players like Wilshere and Jones then you have a good chance to reach top five, top six in the league and these players will help".

"They are a really good team". Klopp is also likely to rest a number of key players, meaning there may be an opportunity for the likes of Dominic Solanke and Danny Ings to make an impact. "We have to stand on the front foot, be courageous and be clinical if we get an opportunity". Liverpool are 10 clear of 5th place Chelsea, who have a game in hand, but their focus will be on overtaking second placed Manchester United, as well as seeing off their local rivals. "If we had to play Liverpool in a derby match, it's a good time to do that, I don't think there's any doubt about that". But Jürgen has a very strong squad and they haven't let him down all season.

Everton host Liverpool in the Goodison leg of the Merseyside Derby, and the Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is concerned that the Blues will bring their physical game tomorrow. On radio, on TV, in papers and of course social media... so you create the stir.

"None of them were easy, especially in the preparation - it's always hard".

"The derby is the most important for the people and that is how we have to take it".

The German put his record in Merseyside derbies down to the importance with which his Liverpool squad approach every game against their fierce rivals.

"People have dreams and expectations and ambitions".

"We have to do to Liverpool what they did to Manchester City", Pienaar told The Echo. We know that and that's what we want to try. Everton have had the fourth-lowest amount of shots on goal all season (302) and that has been a huge problem as the frontline seems to be on different wavelengths. It's not my job.

Liverpool make the short trip across Stanley Park in high spirits this weekend as they attempt to prolong their longest ever unbeaten run against Everton. If they struggled - I don't know if they see it like that - it was away, but now they have won at Stoke. Now [Yannick] Bolasie is back, [Theo] Walcott is a new signing, and [Cenk] Tosun is in a good moment. Each Evertonian thinks at Goodison they have an extra percentage of desire. We don't need to be daft and go there and be open, but we have to go with a plan. Can the Blues stun the Reds like Swansea did post-City?

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