Published: Sat, December 01, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Marco Silva: ‘power’ of Merseyside derby win can give Everton confidence boost

Marco Silva: ‘power’ of Merseyside derby win can give Everton confidence boost

"I get that you have to write about things, no problem, but write it and don't ask me about it because I'm not interested about it, I don't think about it and I can't answer it".

"He is understanding better now what I want, the moves he has to do, what positions and spaces on the pitch he has to receive the ball", Silva said.

The diving from some PSG players may have been ridiculous, but the hard truth is that Liverpool players tried it too - it just didn't work for them.

"Analyse Everton and then tell me it will be an easy game", said the German.

"It's good we have this one day more and it is not Wednesday - Saturday because that would be really hard".

"The manager sets up to try to win the game, no matter who we've played this season, and that'll be no different I'm sure on Sunday". "Since I've been at Liverpool, Everton was always really busy [in the transfer market] but now it's the best-tuned squad".

"In England it's quite hard, but the development and improvement is obvious".

Klopp will be without suspended captain Jordan Henderson for the game, and has challenged the rest of the squad to step up in his absence.

Klopp said at a news conference on Friday to preview the Merseyside derby.

"Are they ready? We will see".

Everton boss Marco Silva has told his players to ignore history and focus on building for the future when they face their local rivals. "They brought in players he wanted".

The Brazilian forward has managed to hit the net only three times in 13 Premier League games to date this season and, in comparison to his 15 last term, Firmino's productivity has certainly dipped. With Neymar we're talking about one of the best players in the world, but watching him was embarrassing.

"But it is one more match".

"I suppose they were in the lead and they were looking to waste time", Roberson added while speaking to Sky Sports.

"We are here to build something, to prepare our club and players to compete in every match, every time against these sides and not just on one day where you can have one good day".

"Before we played against Man [United], we played well before the referee made, for me, a mistake".

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