The manager of the relegation-threatened Everton football club, Frank Lampard has stressed that he does not mind getting a draw at the hands of Liverpool on Sunday, April 24, 2022.
Lampard and his relegation-threatened team are expected to visit Afield Stadium to take on in-form Liverpool which are contending with Manchester City for the 2021-2022 Premier League title.
Hence, the Premier League game which will kick off at 16:30 is between two Merseyside clubs that have so much to fight for. One is fighting for the league title while the other is fighting to survive relegation.
The most terrifying aspect of the game is that Liverpool are going into the game after recording three wins and a draw in their last four Premier League games. In between the league games, they defeated Manchester City 3-2 in the FA Cup semi-final on April 16, and also defeated Manchester United 4-0 on April 19.
This means that it would be a miracle if a struggling side like Everton get a point from Liverpool on Sunday. Funny enough, Frank Lampard and his boys manage to win just a game in their last five matches in all competitions.
Despite Everton’s poor form which left them in the 17th spot on the league table with 29 points in 31 games, coach Frank Lampard said he could get a point from Liverpool on Sunday.
However, the former Chelsea coach who had coached Chelsea against Liverpool in 2020, noted that it is always difficult to play against Liverpool. Lampard referred to the fact that Liverpool just defeated Manchester United 4-0, and noted that coach Jurgen Klopp’s men deserve to be respected.
When asked if Everton could get a point from Liverpool on Sunday, coach Frank Lampard said: “What do you think? Of course.”
“It is a team that has just put four past Manchester United. You have to respect them as a team, it is an incredible team,” he added.
“I have played Liverpool, managed against Liverpool a few times, and it is always daunting in terms of you respect the level of player and manager they have.”
"We are the underdogs…we have to fight!" 💪#EFC boss Frank Lampard says his side must "fight until the last minute" of their Merseyside derby clash against #LFC 🔵 pic.twitter.com/Ygrx79Ufxg— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 22, 2022
Frank Lampard vs Jurgen Klopp; what could happen to Liverpool and Everton after the Sunday clash?
After the Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield Stadium on Sunday, April 24, a lot could change in the journey of the two teams this season.
For instance, if Liverpool beat Everton on Sunday, Everton would remain a point away from the relegation zone which is not good for Lampard who will face Chelsea on May 1.
On the other hand, if Everton manage to win Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp and his boys who are currently sitting on the second spot on the league table with 76 points in 32 games, could be four points below first-placed Manchester City.
A draw will also be a bad result for Liverpool because it could leave the Premier League title contenders with three points lesser than that of Manchester City.
Apart from the points, it is a Merseyside derby which means that any team that wins the game would have the bragging rights of being the kings of Merseyside.
“It was always very intense and, yes, this one is important for both,” the coach of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp said, “but I cannot remember when it was not important for us.
“Maybe a little bit more but always intense. These derbies never lacked intensity, to be honest.”
On the performance of his team so far this season, Klopp added: “I didn’t expect us to win the League Cup, be in an FA Cup final, semi-final of the Champions League and one point behind the leader of the table.
“We love the situation we are in. You cannot plan it that you are still in and around everything. What we know, there’s nothing really achieved so far yet, or it’s not a lot.”
📺 Jurgen Klopp on last season:— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) April 23, 2022
"What the boys did last year was really special considering the situation. Qualifying for the Champions League was massive." 🔴 pic.twitter.com/9ZjEnW78b2