Ahead of the meeting between Everton against Liverpool in the FA Cup, coach Carlo Ancelotti revealed a fact that is not known to the public, that it turns out he had competed with Jurgen Klopp to become Liverpool’s manager. The moment occurred right in 2015, when Brendan Rodgers was kicked out of the manager’s seat.
Klopp did arrive at Anfield in 2015, where the German manager was believed to replace Brendan Rodgers who was kicked out due to a series of negative results at the start of the season. But apparently, Ancelotti revealed that before appointing Klopp, Liverpool almost chose him as the new manager.
In fact, there has been a meeting with the owner of the Marseyside team. Although in the end they chose Jurgen Klopp, Ancelotti was not necessarily disappointed, especially seeing how Liverpool are now under the direction of the German manager.
“I spoke with the owner of Liverpool when he was about to leave Real Madrid. They are looking for a new manager, but I think they made the right decision by choosing Jurgen. The performance was fantastic at Liverpool, very good. He created a fantastic team and player. “Ancelotti said.
While related to the match against his rivals tomorrow (5/01), Ancelotti looked optimistic because of his experience of beating Liverpool when he was still in charge of Naples in the European Champions League this season. The Italian coach hopes that the victory could be a capital for himself and his team to be able to win the Marseyside derby later.
“Of course I know that fans will look forward to the moment when we win at Anfield. This is a dream for us and also an opportunity, so we will try it. Usually there is intense competition when there are two teams in the same city. It’s the same in Milan and Rome, when I was there and I know how happy supporters can beat a rival team, “said the 60-year-old manager.
Ancelotti himself was appointed Everton to be their main manager since last December, or after the sacking of Marco Silva from the coaching chair. Previously, Don Carletto worked as Napoli manager, then was fired after negative results on the Italian Serie A stage.
The final Marseyside derby meeting was won by Liverpool with a landslide score of 5-2, will the results be different tomorrow?