Jurgen Klopp is confident his Liverpool side will get it right against Everton in what he expects to be another intense battle.
After the Reds were blown away 2-1 by a fired-up Paris St Germain to leave them needing to beat Napoli – 1-0 or by two clear goals – on the final Champions League Group C match to make the last 16, Klopp reckons their Merseyside rivals will come at them hard.
Ahead of Sunday’s 6.15 pm Premier League derby showdown at Anfield, Klopp says: "Come on, it’s a derby, we don’t have to show a reaction. If we had won 5-0 [against PSG], then we would have had to show a reaction on Sunday. This game is isolated from the season: it’s a derby, it’s at home.
“Everton are doing really well this season, they’re a completely different cup of tea, I would say, to the last few years so it will be a tough one.
“We have to be 100 percent spot on, but that was clear before this game so it’s not about showing a reaction, it’s about carrying on, go, go, go in the league.”
Liverpool were off their game in attack against PSG on Wednesday night.
First-half strikes from Juan Bernat and Neymar left them 2-0 down before James Milner scored from the penalty spot just before the break. But other than that, the Reds failed to force a save from PSG stopper Gianluigi Buffon.
And Klopp explains his attacking problems, saying: “There were a lot of moments that with one little different decision we are in a very promising moment.
“That’s the reason we lost; they scored two and we scored one and in these moments, our decision-making was not good enough.”