Everton must be perfect to win at Anfield - Ancelotti

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bbc.comEverton will need a "perfect performance" to beat Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday, says their manager Carlo Ancelotti.The Toffees have not beaten the Reds since 2010 - and have not won at Anfield since September 1999.However, Ancelotti guided Napoli to a 2-0 Champions League win over Jurgen Klopp's side in September, one of only two defeats for Liverpool this season.
"To beat them your game has to be complete," said the Italian, 60."We want to have the possibility to play our football."At Napoli we were able to do a great performance because to beat Liverpool, a normal performance is not enough."Everything has to be perfect. You must work hard, sacrifice and show intensity."
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Everton will assess Bernard before Sunday's match, which kicks off at 16:01 GMT and is live on BBC One.The Brazilian forward withdrew from last weekend's 2-1 defeat by Manchester City after being injured in the warm-up.Fabian Delph's knee problem will also be monitored, but fellow midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will return for the Blues following a calf injury.Meanwhile, Liverpool could give a debut to Japan winger Takumi Minamoni, who joined the club on 1 January in a £7.25m move from Red Bull Salzburg.
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Ancelotti took over at Goodison Park on 21 December, shortly after leaving Serie A side Napoli. He succeeded Marco Silva, who was sacked after 18 months in charge on 6 December with the Toffees 18th in the Premier League.Everton won the Italian's first two games in charge, before the loss to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City."Carlo Ancelotti is one of the smartest people I ever met," said Reds boss Klopp."He would not have taken the job if he was not convinced that Everton's squad was good - really good."I thought: 'That's a proper combination.' They will do well, 100%, especially over the season."
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