Carlo Ancelotti conceded Jurgen Klopp was the better choice for Liverpool back in 2015 when he got rejected for the management position.
Now, the Italian is back at Merseyside but as the head coach of rivals, Everton.
He is about to take part in the first derby between the two teams in a third round FA Cup tie on Sunday. Ancelotti said ahead of the Anfield fixture, “It was after [leaving] Real Madrid, I had a chat with the owner.
“They were looking for a new manager but I think they made the right choice with Jurgen. He is doing fantastic work at Liverpool, so well done. He has created a fantastic team and fantastic players.
“They are, in this moment, in a really good shape, really good condition, but we must not think a lot about the opponent.”
The Toffees lost 5-2 to Liverpool the last time they met under Marco Silva. It ended the Portuguese’s reign as Everton boss and Ancelotti was signed as his replacement. “I know how Evertonians would like this and we have the same dream, to beat Liverpool at Anfield,” the former Real Madrid boss added.
“It is a dream for us and an opportunity, so we will try. Usually there is a big rivalry when you have two teams in the same city. It was the same in Milan and Rome when I was there and I know how the supporters are excited to beat their rival.”