Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged his players to be prepared for a ‘big one’ when they face neighbours Everton in Sunday’s Merseyside Derby.
Klopp’s side head into the clash at Goodison Park as Premier League leaders, Wednesday night’s 5-0 win over Watford maintaining their one-point advantage over Manchester City at the top of the table.
With just 10 games remaining of the league season, hopes have been raised on Merseyside as Liverpool seek a first top-flight title in 29 years, and Klopp has warned his players to be prepared when they face an Everton side desperate to derail their title bid.
“Everton will be really on their toes. It’s a big one – for us and for them as well. We’ll try to be perfectly prepared and play the best we can play,” Klopp told his pre-match press conference.
“We’ve always played pretty good games. The last one we were in charge until the last few minutes and Everton were close to winning it, so the experience tells you if you’re less than 100% spot on then you will lose.
“We’ve got to stay clear, stay fair, and stay aggressive, yes, but in the most legal way. That’s very important.”