Carlo Ancelotti says Everton must play perfect game to beat Liverpool.
Carlo Ancelotti admits his Everton side will need to deliver a performance full of “character, sacrifice and personality” when they meet Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday.
Everton have lost both this season’s Merseyside derbies, including a 1-0 FA Cup defeat under Ancelotti in January, with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool just two victories away from winning their first league title in 30 years.
Ancelotti, who replaced Marco Silva in December, is focused on ensuring his side end the season in a positive manner. They target Europa League qualification, with six points separating them from seventh-placed Wolves.
“I know how the Everton supporters look for this game, what they want to see from my team. We know really well what we have to do,” Ancelotti said.
“We have to play a perfect game, showing character, sacrifice and personality.”
“For sure to beat Liverpool you have to do more than play at 100 per cent.”
“We have to consider this game as a great opportunity. It will be difficult of course. Because Liverpool are one of the best teams in the world, but we have to try.”
Credit: Sky Sports