Liverpool boss Klopp sends message to Everton after Premier League survival



Liverpool boss Klopp sends message to Everton after Premier League survival




Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was sure to reserve one moment of his latest press conference on Friday to send a message to Merseyside rivals Everton.

Frank Lampard’s Toffees, of course, took their place front and centre in the English football headlines just shy of 24 hours ago.

Amid something of a nightmare campaign, Everton welcomed welcomed Crystal Palace to Goodison Park, in the knowledge that a three-point haul would see them officially assured of the club’s top-flight status for another year.

With 45 minutes played, however, such an outcome appeared altogether unlikely, as goals on the part of Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jordan Ayew guided Patrick Vieira’s Palace into the break two goals to the good.

Queue 2nd-half chaos…

After Michael Keane’s finish shortly after the interval was followed by Richarlison levelling things up fifteen minutes from time, Dominic Calvert-Lewin turned the clash on its head late on, ensuring a 3-2 Everton win, and sparking predictably raucous celebrations across Goodison Park.

And, as alluded to above, one individual who was since quick to send a message of congratulations to the Blues was the manager of none other than their fiercest rivals.

Speaking in a press conference on Friday, Jurgen Klopp, mid-point, came to a brief stop, to simply state:

“Congratulations to Everton for staying in the league.”

Wolves up next

Turning attentions back towards his own side’s prospects, Klopp’s Liverpool will of course require something of a miracle this weekend, to keep hopes of a historic quadruple alive on the final day of the campaign.

This comes with the Reds currently trailing Premier League table-toppers Manchester City by a solitary point.

Liverpool, for their part, will welcome Wolves to Anfield in the knowledge that nothing but a victory will suffice, all the while hoping for Aston Villa to spring a shock courtesy of a win at the Etihad.


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