-Everton manager responds to comment from Jürgen Klopp‘It’s a special game for both,’ Silva says before Sunday’s meeting
Marco Silva has claimed Jürgen Klopp celebrated Liverpool’s dramatic derby win in December like it was a World Cup final as he responded to his rival’s barb about the importance of Sunday’s fixture to Everton .
The Liverpool manager
accepted a misconduct charge by the Football Association for sprinting on to the pitch to celebrate Divock Origi’s 96th-minute winner at Anfield. Last weekend, when looking ahead to the 200th league meeting between the Merseyside rivals, Klopp said: “We all know for them it’s like a World Cup final.” That prompted a wry smile from the Everton manager, who was keen to remind his Anfield counterpart of behaviour that underlined the significance of the derby for Liverpool too.
“For us?” laughed Silva when told of Klopp’s comment. “It’s a special game for both. For the city also. For our fans it’s a special match and for their fans a special match. I didn’t see a big, big difference. When I managed my first Liverpool derby in December what I felt was a special match for both teams. They celebrated that lucky goal, that lucky moment they had in the last seconds of the match, like it was a final of a World Cup for us and to them. The way they celebrated was more or less the same.”