Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals came from 2-0 down at Goodison Park last night to record a win that secured their Premier League status for another season.
The Reds head into the Premier League final this weekend hoping for a favor from Villa, who have little to offer but pride against a City side who will retain the title with a win.
However, Klopp is confident the Midlands side will give their all regardless of Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool allegiance and also took the time to pay tribute to Everton for what ultimately turned out to be an impressive act of escapology.
He said: “Congratulations to Everton on staying in the league. but [Crystal Palace] are a good example of everyone playing to win.
“Aston Villa will play to win. It’s a difficult place [Manchester City]. I’m not worried about the game. It’s disrespectful to wolves. They’re going to come here and want to win.’
“If I could play a game to help Dortmund or Mainz, that would be an extra motivation for me.
“But I don’t play and Stevie doesn’t play. It’s a shame Stevie doesn’t play more when I don’t play.
“We are all human. Stevie will take it seriously without me calling him or whatever. The rest of the club has probably already done it, but I haven’t.’
On the pitch invasion following Everton’s win, Klopp added: “It could have been dangerous. I’m not sure how to avoid this.
“I don’t want to judge. I understand emotions, but it’s massively uncomfortable for the other team.
“I really hope we learn from this. We should make sure absolutely nothing happens. People threaten themselves by jumping over them.
“We can celebrate without threatening ourselves or our opponents.”
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