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Jurgen Klopp: ‘I am a genius in understanding derbies’

Klopp praised his team

The Merseyside derby is approaching, as Liverpool will host Everton at Anfield this Saturday.

The Reds must win the derby to guarantee Champions League football for the next season, while the Toffees need every point they can get to climb up the Premier League table and maybe reach their local rivals. At the moment 6 points and 3 places divide the two sides.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the atmosphere at derbies is truly special.

He told reporters: “I am not skilled in many parts of life but maybe I am a genius in understanding derbies because I didn’t need a second to understand this.

“The world stops for 90 minutes in a city. Football is not the most important thing in the world but in a few moments we love to think it is.

“There are not too many other cities around the world with two clubs of this size and importance. These are the games you look forward to.

“[We need to] be aggressive, but not too aggressive and fight for everything to try to make our supporters happy.”

“They [Everton] have a really good team,” he added. “[They] made good transfers in the summer and winter. They didn’t have a fantastic start to the season, but now they are absolutely back on track. They are close to where they want to be.