"Rule number one" - Jurgen Klopp's take on the Merseyside derby

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given his verdict on the recent Merseyside derby.

The Reds came up against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Premier League fixture ended in a 0-0 draw.

However, both teams certainly had their chances to win the game. Klopp has recently reflected on the fixture.

He told the club's official website the following: "Rule number one: if you cannot win the derby, don’t lose it. We could have won it today but we could have lost it in a few moments as well.

"If you count the amount of chances we had and the amount of chances they had we would probably have been the deserved winner. I think that we had the last chance, which was a massive one, we could have won it then absolutely.

"Ali had to make two incredible saves and they scored a goal which was disallowed for a small offside, but obviously offside. So, (it was) intense like always and we were ready to fight after a super intense game on Wednesday, we tried to fight.

"Especially then of course in the second half it looked like an end-to-end game because after our set-pieces we didn’t defend the second balls they had particularly well.

"We had good set-pieces but we didn’t finish it off or when we got another one we were slightly too open and they used that in these moments pretty well.

"Apart from that they didn’t cause us a lot of problems or whatever, but we had to dig in deep obviously (and) that’s what we did."

Anfield Watch Verdict

We do agree with Klopp that it was vital Liverpool did not lose the game. But, Everton were a team on the verge of being relegated last season.

The Reds on the other hand challenged for the title. So, we were hoping that Liverpool would be able to secure the three points on Saturday.

It just wasn't meant to be. A draw was a fair result. Both teams could have ultimately won the game. We can't really argue with a draw at the end of the day.

Liverpool will face Napoli at the San Paolo on Tuesday night to kickstart their 2022-23 Champions League campaign.

Hopefully the Reds can get back to winning ways against the Serie A side.

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