There’s rarely a need to hype up the Merseyside Derby, which carries monumental weight in each team’s Premier League season, but six points apart with nine matches to go makes it even juicier
Jurgen Klopp and Ronald Koeman will match wits at Anfield for a 7:30 a.m. EDT kickoff on Saturday, and the former aims to grow Liverpool’s table advantage to nine points while keeping pressure on Spurs and Man City in the battle for second.
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Everton is a win out of the Top Five, but has played two more matches than both Arsenal and Manchester United. So there’s far more than Derby bragging rights at stake.
“Everton are a good team but we are Liverpool and nobody should underestimate the power of Anfield.
“I didn’t need a second to understand how important this game is. The city stops for 90 minutes.”