“The challenge in this situation is that you don’t want the players to be affected or influenced in the next game. You want a confident team. You don’t want a team that looks like it’s got heads down, but you don’t want to forget the game as well.”
Saturday marks 10 years to the day since Everton last beat Liverpool in the derby. Carlo Ancelotti’s side will fancy their chances, having won their opening four league games, but Klopp said Liverpool will be at their best again.
“The perfect shape that maybe Everton were in before the international break is not automatically there and the problems we had at Villa aren’t automatically there,” Klopp said.
“We’re a team that people don’t like to play against, whoever they are. It will be the same for Everton.”