Marco Silva

Silva: Players and fans must work together to win derby

Everton fans in the Street End

Everton boss Marco Silva says that the Blues on and off the pitch need to work together to create a winning environment at Goodison Park when Liverpool visit on Sunday.

The Blues’ boss was speaking ahead of his first derby match at Goodison, after seeing his side lose to a lucky 96th minute goal at Anfield in December, and says that he wants the fans to be happy.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp went back on his statement that – for Everton – playing against Liverpool was like a World Cup Final, but added that it is like that for both teams.

Marco Silva, quoted in the Echo, said that he thought Klopp had celebrated the winning goal at Anfield like it was a World Cup Final anyway.

He said, “It’s a special match for the city and the fans.

“I didn’t see a big difference. I managed my last derby in December.

“What I felt was a special match for both teams. They celebrated that lucky goal. Like us and for them they celebrated like a World Cup Final.”

Silva takes his side into his second derby in a much different run of form to that which he went to Anfield with, but he says there are no fresh injury concerns.

On whether or not playing in a Merseyside derby would lift his players performances, he said, “To give a fantastic feeling to our fans and teams I have to agree.

“If you asked what we want to give to our fans we would all answer three points. We will work hard to achieve to do that.

“Our players and fans have to work together.”

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