Liverpool elegend Jamie Carragher told Xherdan Shaqiri about importance of Merseyside derby

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It has been suggested that Jurgen Klopp needs silverware in order to back up his ongoing presence at Anfield, but Liverpool legend Ian Rush does not share that opinion.

The Brazilian forward has managed to hit the net only three times in 13 Premier League games to date this season and, in comparison to his 15 last term, Firmino's productivity has certainly dipped.

Liverpool's loss to Paris-Saint-Germain at the Parcs des Princes this week has left the Reds teetering on the brink of dropping out of the Champions League altogether and staring the lesser Europa League directly in the face.

Jamie Carragher has revealed that he told Xherdan Shaqiri before the PSG game on Wednesday that Liverpool have to beat Everton in the Merseyside Derby at the weekend.

The Reds are now Manchester City's closest challengers in the Premier League table, with Klopp's men just two points behind the defending champions after 13 games. "This time if they lose a game we need to be there to overtake them". It is also, 13/14 aside, more than we've scored in a single league campaign since 1988.

On the last two occasions the Reds have played on December 2, they scored five at Brighton and Hove Albion in the league (2017) and six at Southampton in a League Cup tie in 2015. Sometimes in a derby it is not always easy to see a very good game with big quality but the power of one derby means you can see good things happen after one result. "And in the best case, against the same opponent again". We are used to that. Yeah, perfect. Everything we need, so let's go out and fight for each other.

"There were some great players on the bench and I think that's the difference from last season".

"We need to see progression, and past year we were looking at the top four".

"The moment you sign a contract for Liverpool, you know that you understand 100 percent the responsibility for these games". That's what we want to use, and of course the crowd at Anfield.

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