Carlo Ancelotti relishing 'fantastic challenge' of facing Liverpool

Carlo Ancelotti relishing ‘fantastic challenge’ of taking on local rivals and champions Liverpool as pace-setters Everton put their 100 per cent Premier League start on the line

  • Everton have started the Premier League season perfectly with four victories
  • They face toughest challenge yet on Saturday against neighbours Liverpool 
  • Manager Ancelotti is excited for the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park
  • He believes Everton’s confidence is high and they have every chance of winning 

Carlo Ancelotti believes his table-topping Everton side will find out just how good they really are after facing city rivals and reigning Premier League champions Liverpool.

The Toffees have enjoyed a wonderful start to the season, with a 100 per cent record across all competitions including four wins from four in the league.

Saturday afternoon’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park will provide their stiffest challenge yet but Ancelotti is relishing the chance for his in-form side to test their mettle against Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is relishing the prospect of Saturday’s Merseyside derby with Liverpool after his team started the Premier League season with four wins from four

Everton have been excellent in the early stages of the season, celebrating here in their win over Brighton prior to the international break

‘I think it will be good for us to have this kind of test. They are the best, they were the best last season and one of the best teams in the world, so it’s a fantastic challenge,’ said the Italian.

‘The message for us is they are going to have an exciting game, it’s a derby. Be confident and be happy to play this game.

‘I think the feeling in the dressing room is good. We’ve started really well, we know it will be a fantastic challenge. We are ready for the challenge, knowing it will be the most difficult challenge for us in this moment.’

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