Ancelotti’s big warning to Everton players after beating Liverpool at Anfield

Carlo Ancelotti warned his Everton players they have achieved nothing yet.

The Toffees ended their almost 22-year wait for a win at Anfield and tasted success in a Merseyside derby for the first time since 2010 on Saturday.

The victory moved the Blues level on points with their neighbours with a game in hand as they sit in seventh.

Ancelotti insists the aim of the season was not to beat Liverpool but to qualify for Europe.

He said: “We are wrong if we think we achieved something. I think it is a good moment for us but it is only three points.

“Our target is not (beating) Liverpool. Our target is to reach the European positions and be playing European football next season. This is the achievement.

“I can understand the happiness. We are really happy. Evertonians are really happy. They deserve to be after 21 years!”

Ancelotti becomes the first Everton manager since Walter Smith to win at Anfield.

David Moyes, Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce and Marco Silva all tried and failed before.

But the veteran Italian appeared to say that hero status doesn't come until someone has passed.

Ancelotti added: “I’m not a hero. The heroes have all died, unfortunately.

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  • “There is here a big rivalry between the supporters. The feeling for this derby, in Liverpool, is really high. There is a lot of pressure.

    “The supporters here change the atmosphere. If I have to compare this kind of pressure, I compare it to Rome and Lazio. The rivalry is really strong.

    “It is more polite in Milan, in Madrid. But, of course, to win a derby gives you credits to the next game.”

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