October 16, 2020, 10:54:57 PMRead 351 times
Is the world about to end? Definitely makes me worried about the jinx.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said rivals Everton are title challengers under Carlo Ancelotti as the two sides prepare for Saturday's Merseyside derby.https://www.espn.com/soccer/liverpool-engliverpool/story/4209337/liverpool-boss-klopp-everton-are-proper-challengers-for-premier-league-title
Liverpool have not lost a derby for 10 years, but come up against Ancelotti's in-form Everton who have made a perfect start to the 2020-21 campaign. They have recruited impressively with Allan, James Rodriguez, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Ben Godfrey all arriving, while they have the free-scoring Dominic Calvert-Lewin up front.
Everton are top of the Premier League. Two weeks ago, they were top of the UK iTunes chart, knocking Miley Cyrus into second position, thanks to downloads of "Spirit of the Blues," a song that usually reverberates around Goodison Park just before kick-off on matchday, by supporters determined to enjoy every moment of the club's resurgence.https://www.espn.com/soccer/everton/story/4208292/everton-are-top-of-the-premier-league-and-primed-to-end-decade-of-derby-futility-vs-liverpool
It's been a while since things have been this good for Everton, Liverpool's neighbours and rivals, but when Jurgen Klopp's Premier League champions visit Goodison for the Merseyside derby on Saturday, it will be the blues looking down on the reds for once. And there is a growing belief that it may not be a flash in the pan.
Right now, under manager Carlo Ancelotti, Everton sit atop the Premier League, with four wins from four games (seven in seven in all competitions), and striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin joint-top of the scoring charts with six goals. Summer signing James Rodriguez has sprinkled stardust over Goodison Park, and belief and optimism is flowing through the club and its supporters.
You come at the king, you best not miss.