It takes a special character to manage five different clubs to victory over Liverpool down the years, and Carlo Ancelotti is certainly a special character.
Ancelotti's Everton side put to bed an eleven-year hoodoo on Saturday by securing their first win over Liverpool since 2010 and their first at Anfield in 22 years.
That's not to say Ancelotti hasn't endured a fair share of heartbreak in his career as a boss. His outstanding Milan team somehow contrived to lose the 2005 Champions League final against Liverpool in Istanbul despite leading 3-0 at halftime.
The Italian tactician would exactly his revenge two years later, however, to claim his first win over the Reds which started a chain of success.
🪨 Carlo Ancelotti has now managed five different clubs to victory over Liverpool:— Futaa.com (@Futaacom) February 22, 2021
🔴 AC Milan in 2007
🔵 Chelsea in 2009 & 2010
⚪️ Real Madrid (twice) in 2014
🍦 Napoli in 2018 & 2019
🍬 Everton in 2021
⚔️ Beating their Merseyside rivals was especially sweet for the Toffees. pic.twitter.com/3Wn6VdLcm8
Carlo Ancelotti's glittering career as a manager has taken him from Italy to England to France to Spain and to Germany, back home to Italy and now he's looking settled in Merseyside in his first full season with Everton.
The Toffees are now well-placed to mount a serious challenge for a top-four finish, five points behind fourth-placed West Ham with a game in hand.
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