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Liverpool boss Klopp: I don't like playing Everton; it's not for me

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he doesn't enjoy derbies against Everton.

Klopp's side face Everton on Wednesday night in their first trip to Goodison Park since an especially ferocious encounter in October 2020.

The game ended 2-2 but there was much focus on Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who wasn't punished for a challenge on Virgil van Dijk which led to the Liverpool defender suffering an injury that kept him out for the remainder of last season.

"It's always a completely different game, so I really very often don't like the intensity of the game, it's too much for me," Klopp told Sky Sports.

"I like physical football, I have no problem with that, we play that, other teams play that, but in that game very often people put too much in. I can't say it's my favourite game of the year to be honest, because of that.

"But we have the chance to watch Everton tomorrow, we will prepare for the game and will try to make a normal but good football game."

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