Football Liverpool boss Klopp: Everton are ‘proper challengers’ for Premier League title – ESPN

Liverpool boss Klopp: Everton are ‘proper challengers’ for Premier League title – ESPN



Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said rivals Everton are title challengers under Carlo Ancelotti as the two sides prepare for Saturday’s Merseyside derby.

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.

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And Klopp believes Everton have the potential to challenge for Liverpool’s Premier League crown this season.

“It’s pretty clear they did some good business, and Carlo is a sensational manager,” he told a news conference on Friday. “It was clear when he has the time to build something that he will do that. That’s what he’s done.

“This team looks really, really good — I would like to say something different but it’s not possible. And so, yeah, they are proper challengers. So many teams did
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