Carlo Ancelotti has come out to say that he believes Liverpool made the right choice in appointing Jurgen Klopp over him 4-and-a-half years ago.
According to Carlo, he was also considered for the job when Brendan Rodgers was sacked and even sat down with the club’s owners for an interview.
Speaking ahead of Everton’s clash vs Liverpool in the 3rd round of the FA Cup on Sunday, Ancelotti said getting Klopp was a fantastic decision because he has done an amazing job.
His words, “I had a chat, after Real Madrid, with the Liverpool owners. They were looking for a new manager but I think they made the right choice with Jurgen.
“Jurgen is doing fantastic work in Liverpool. Well done. He has created a fantastic team and fantastic players.
“They are, in this moment, in really good shape, really good condition. But we must not think a lot about the opponent.”
“I know how Evertonians would like this and we have the same dream, to beat Liverpool at Anfield. It is a dream for us and an opportunity so we will try.
“Usually there is a big rivalry when you have two teams in the same city, it was the same in Milan and Rome when I was there and I know how the supporters are excited to beat their rival.”
On how he helped Napoli to defeat Liverpool, “We played defensively, 4-4-2, deep, deep. But when we had the ball we tried to do something,” Ancelotti said.
“It is the only possibility to compete in the game is to defend well but when you have the ball you have to try to do something.
“It is important to avoid the pressure they put in front, to have the opportunity to attack their lines and so the plan was this. I have no secrets to talk about this because Klopp knows better than me how we are going to play and I think it doesn’t change.”
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