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Liverpool are preparing to host Everton in midweek Premier League game on December 4.
Ahead of the Merseyside derby, Jurgen Klopp has given a press conference, where he spoke out on Ballon D’Or results, injuries, FA Cup draw and more.
On Ballon D’Or results
“That is how people see it. Absolutely no problem. Lionel Messi is probably the best player I saw in my lifetime. Maradona, but I see Messi more often. Lionel rightly so won it six times. Cannot remember a more impressive season for a defender, ever.”
On Van Dijk
“I cannot remember a more impressive season from a defender. We played an outstanding season, we won the Champions League and got 97 points, we cannot do that with out-performing players.
“It is nice but it is last season, I am sure now all awards are done and the boys can go for new awards if they want.”
On Transfer window
“I am not here to speak about the Man City transfer window. It’s not important, for us it’s always the same, we don’t speak about it, we’re pretty much always ready. I think the summer window is really difficult because of the different moments it closes in Europe.
“It hurts only the English clubs, doesn’t help them but it is not the moment, so we will see.”
On FA Third round draw
“I didn’t run around my living room celebrating. I think for both it is not exactly what you look for, playing Everton is a big game, no problem. But it’s a tough game for the first round.”
“Joel needs a bit more time. It’s healing but it’s not exactly how we wished for so that will take a while. The rest are fit.”