Tomorrow night at 19:30 Beijing time, the fifth round of the Premier League will stage a Merseyside derby, and Everton is on the verge of playing at home against defending champion Liverpool. In a press conference before the game, Liverpool coach Klopp said that Keita will miss Everton, and Mane and Thiago are recovering well.
In my career, I have lost enough derby games, I don't need to experience this feeling anymore. All competitions are difficult. We have to play like crazy. What I care most about is whether we are in the best condition during the game. We have always respected Everton, there is no doubt about it.
I don’t like to answer this question because it sounds like I’m complaining about something beyond my control.
It is important for us to be able to talk about this plan, because I don't remember when we talked about it last time. It is about the space for football development. At many times in life, the existence of a crisis will cause people to exchange ideas with each other. I am very happy that people can express their views on this. But I didn't really participate in it, I was told about this plan. What I can say is that everyone involved in this is really concerned about football.
They did a great job, and Ancelotti is a very good coach. Obviously, he needs time and resources to build what he wants, and this is what he will do. Everton looks very, very good, many teams have done a good job in this transfer window, and they will all improve.
It seems that this (the absence of fans) may be part of the reason, because everything else has not changed, there are only score cards but no fans in the stadium. I think it’s obvious that the audience can focus your attention on the court, but it must not be an excuse.
He left a very deep impression on me. He scored two goals in the game against Villa, but he hopes that his goals in other games will bring the team victory. In general, he has performed well so far, he can always influence the game, make the right choice and complete the final blow.
Alisson's recovery situation is very positive, he looks very good, but there is no timetable for his comeback. Keita is not ready yet, he will not play Everton; Chamberlain's recovery process will be a long-term process. In addition, the players returning from the national team are very healthy.
This derby is of great significance, and I don’t think anyone in this city will be uninterested in this game. I don't know whether this Derby will become more important because of the epidemic, I only know that we have always attached great importance to it.
They have been training for five or six days, and we will evaluate every day whether they will be more fatigued than normal. Their condition looks really good, we will not risk anyone, the boys are ready.
The empty field will help us to communicate better on the field, but football is not a sport where you can comment on every situation. This is one of the few advantages in the open field.