- Jurgen Klopp throws jibe at Merseyside rivals Everton ahead of Premier League fixture
- Liverpool fans have taken Klopp's comments to social media to make fun out of it
- Everton will host Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park this weekend
Jurgen Klopp has been accused of shading Everton ahead the Merseyside derby and Liverpool fans are showing support on social media.
The Reds are more bothered about their Premier League ambitions as the game against the Toffees will also be much of a big deal regardless of how well they are doing.
Liverpool have to be at their best to beat Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday as the Merseyside derby is more about claiming bragging rights in the area.
And Klopp's comments ahead of the anticipated derby has raised dusts with Liverpool faithfuls finding the whole thing funny.
"Everton, we all know for them it's like a World Cup final," said Klopp. "It's away after we beat them at Anfield in the 96th minute, so how can we celebrate one win?"
Liverpool fans reacted as you'd expect on social media, with one tweeting: "My manager said the Merseyside derby is "Everton's World Cup final," alongside laughing emojis.
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The first Merseyside derby this season was filled with drama as it appeared the sides were heading for a 0-0 draw at Anfield.
The first derby of the season was filled with drama as the match was headed for a 0-0 scoreline before Jordan Pickford made a mess of it to send the Anfield crowd into wild celebrations.
Liverpool were hit with a £8,000 fine after the fans invaded the pitch after Divock Origi tucked away the winner.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Man United vs Liverpool ended in a disappointing 0-0 draw for the Merseysiders as they only have a one-point lead over defending Champions Manchester City.
Liverpool quickly made their intentions known as they capitalized on a faulty pass from Man United defence but Jordan Henderson's shot was quickly blocked.
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