Loris Karius: ‘Everton is as important as Man City’

First Man City, next Everton

The big games keep coming for Liverpool.

On an amazing night at Anfield on Wednesday, Liverpool beat Man City 3-0 in the Champions League quarterfinal first-leg.

Will Liverpool reach the final four? The next goal at the Etihad will no-doubt be crucial.

If Liverpool score once at Man City, Pep Guardiola’s men will need to score five to progress.

Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Everton’s Goodison Park on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men only have a short time to get ready for Everton, as the match is a lunchtime kick-off.

Loris Karius: ‘Everton is as important as Man City’

In the Times on Thursday, Liverpool goalie Loris Karius has spoken about the upcoming Everton game.

According to Karius, Liverpool will no lose any intensity against their local rivals:

The Premier League is just as important. A match like this [Man City] we want to have again next season. We need to get the points in every week to stay up there.

We will have some time to recover then on Saturday lunchtime we’ll be at it again. I’m sure the team that’s out there will do their best to get a result.

We’re not really focused on them [Everton] or what their season was like. We just want to focus on us. We know it’s a derby and it will be tough. They will put everything in and make it a real fight I’m sure. But I’m looking forward to it.

That’s what you play for. We’ll be ready for it and the manager will find the right words.

Will Mo Salah play against Everton?

That’s highly doubtful after the Egyptian was subbed out the City gave after 50 minutes with a groin problem.

Salah will surely now be focused on trying to be fit for the return leg at City on Tuesday.

Also see: Sarcastic Pep Guardiola raged at Liverpool’s staff: ‘Shame’.

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