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“Full of legal aggression": Klopp pumped up for Merseyside Derby

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Romelu Lukaku of Everton goes down under the challenge from Alberto Moreno (C) of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on September 27, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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It’s simple, irrefutable math: Within every Jurgen Klopp press conference is at least four phrases yearning to be turned into metal album titles.

And when the German manager shifts gears to discuss something truly intense, like the Merseyside Derby between his Liverpool side and hated Everton?

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Call up Mastodon or Pelican, because we’ve got options for their next records.

Liverpool and Everton will meet again on Wednesday, an Anfield-hosted event that will serve as Klopp’s proper indoctrination into the Merseyside Derby.

And my goodness, is he ready.


“It’s about football. The best football is always full of emotion, full of passion, full of legal aggression.

“It’s special because of expectations from outside and it’s special because of expectations of yourself. That’s clear but at the end, to handle emotions and the pressure is one of the big challenges in football, especially in top-class football.”

Klopp also quipped that he understands the rivalry more than the local dialect in Liverpool.
“Hopefully we’ll play better than my understanding of Scouse! It is still pretty difficult for me, especially if somebody speaks as quickly as possible – then I’m completely out!”

Well get out your stew, pop some “Blood Mountain” on your headphones, and get ready for a new experience, Jurgen. It will surely be full of aggression, both legal and the other sort.

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