Everton New Boy Davy Klaassen Reveals Understanding Scouse Is Hardest Part of Settling in Liverpool
Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen has been speaking about his settling in process at Goodison Park, and he conceded he is finding the Scouse dialect tricky to understand.
The Dutchman has only been a Toffee for a month following his £23m switch from Ajax, and can be forgiven for still getting to grips with the way of life at his new club.
Speaking to Dutch paper De Telegraaf, he conceded: "The only thing that’s a bit different for me is driving on the left. And, on the other hand, the dialect in Liverpool, which they call Scouse, is sometimes difficult."
Klaassen need only ask for help from manager Ronald Koeman, who also hails from the Netherlands, and seems to have little trouble understanding people around Goodison Park and Finch Farm.
The 24-year-old was also asked about a new teammate of his with such a Scouse dialect in Wayne Rooney, who has returned to his boyhood club following a 13-year stint at Manchester United.
He added: "We are talking about a world star. I thought it was great when I heard that he was coming here to strengthen us. He looks fit and can play football so well."
Klaassen also stated that he is looking to settle into life on Merseyside by buying his own property in the local area, a move that is sure to get him used to the accent in no time at all.