Jurgen Klopp has enjoyed plenty of good fortune against Everton since becoming Liverpool manager in October 2015.
Saturday’s Merseyside derby – which is LIVE on talkSPORT – marks five years to the day the German took charge of his first Reds match – a goalless draw against Tottenham.
Remarkably, the German has avoided defeat against Everton more often than any other side in all competitions during his Reds tenure so far (11 games – W7 D4).
Klopp broke Bob Paisley’s Merseyside record in June, with both sides unable to break each other down in a drab Premier League encounter at Goodison Park.
The reigning Premier League champions will be desperate to get back to winning ways after being stunned by Aston Villa in a 7-2 thumping prior to the international break.
Liverpool haven’t lost consecutive Premier League games since September 2015 when Brendan Rodgers was manager.
Everton, meanwhile, have started the 2020/21 campaign in perfect fashion winning all of their four matches to date.
KLOPP’S RECORD VS EVERTON AS LIVERPOOL BOSS
Liverpool 4-0 Everton – April 20, 2016 – Premier League
Everton 0-1 Liverpool – December 9, 2016 – Premier League
Liverpool 3-1 Everton – April 1, 2017 – Premier League
Liverpool 1-1 Everton – December 10, 2017 – Premier League
Liverpool 2-1 Everton – January 5, 2018 – FA Cup third round
Everton 0-0 Liverpool – April 7, 2018 – Premier League
Liverpool 1-0 Everton – December 2, 2018 – Premier League
Everton 0-0 Liverpool – March 3, 2019 – Premier League
Liverpool 5-2 Everton – December 4, 2019 – Premier League
Liverpool 1-0 Everton – January 5, 2020 – FA Cup third round
Everton 0-0 Liverpool – June 21, 2020 – Premier League
Jurgen Klopp’s first Liverpool line-up had Mignolet, Moreno and Sakho, but now features superstars like Alisson, Van Dijk, Salah and Mane
They are, however, searching for a first victory in 19 Premier League meetings against Liverpool (D10 L8) since a 2-0 win back in October 2010 on home soil.
Klopp’s men will also take confidence from the fact Everton have failed to score in their last three home league games against them, managing just 19 shots across those games.
In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT ahead of this weekend’s crunch showdown, Klopp revealed he told his players to forget about the Villa drubbing rather than carrying it through the international break like an albatross around their necks.
“In some respect I like it more than losing 3-2, because it’s just more clear,” Klopp told talkSPORT Breakfast host Laura Woods.
“We could have lost that night 3-2, and then we come home and the boys go to their national teams and we have to analyse – and that is it pretty much. But this is more useful.
“For me it is very important that the boys don’t carry it around, because pretty much all of them had three games to play [during the international break].
“They are pretty intense games, important games for their countries, and you cannot do that when half of your brain is back at Liverpool.”
Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you three LIVE Premier League commentaries, including Everton vs Liverpool at 12:30pm
Published at Fri, 16 Oct 2020 05:30:42 +0000