Liverpool supporter Ange Postecoglou eyes Everton scalp with Celtic as "real game" is promised
As you’d expect, the discussion got round to the Sydney Super Cup, which Celtic are taking part in with Everton, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers.
The showpiece match is undoubtedly the Bhoys’ clash against Everton and in his latest interview, the host made the point that Postecoglou is, in fact, a Liverpool fan away from his professional responsibilities, with the Celtic boss himself admitting it would be nice to beat their Merseyside rivals.
Postecoglou said of the event: “It should be good. When overseas clubs come here, it’s always great, because people get to see their heroes close up. The difference for us is we’re not coming in pre-season. We’re literally playing on the weekend, getting on a plane and getting here.
“The boys will be in good nick. It’ll be a real game against Sydney and against Everton. As you said, I wouldn’t mind knocking off Everton, that would be nice.
“The one thing I’ve discovered is the support of the football club is global. Even down under. We’ve got some passionate fans down here. I guarantee the atmosphere will be something special. So it’ll be good games in a great atmosphere.”
Postecoglou’s support may be news to some Celtic fans, but it’s long been known in Australian circles, with that information also getting out to supporters online in recent months. Everyone already knew he grew up idolising Kenny Dalglish after that admission on his arrival to Glasgow.
Perhaps it adds a little bit extra to the Everton match, but the Celtic players will be up for it on their own terms anyway. It’s a great chance to test themselves against English Premier League opposition and show everyone they are capable of performing at that much-hyped level.
If it pulls in a big crowd in Sydney, it could be the perfect match for Celtic to get their teeth into during the World Cup break.