Liverpool vs Everton
Everything on Merseyside will stop at 4:15 pm local time on Sunday. It’s here again… Premier League Liverpool vs Everton: The Mersey Derby, and we love it!
It’s one of the big fixtures in the North West sporting calendar and watched by millions worldwide. It’s also known as the ‘Friendly Derby’, but someone forgot to tell the players! No other Premier League fixture has produced more red cards as these two old rivals have battled it out, with tempers flaring at times.
Chris Kavanagh is the man in the middle on Sunday; at what price will he get his red card out?
Thankfully, all the blood and thunder tends to stay on the pitch when Liverpool face Everton because the two teams’ fans walk side by side and work together. Families are often divided between red and blue loyalties. Liverpool fans prefer to preserve their hostility for that lot up the East Lancs Road, Manchester United; meanwhile, Everton seem to be able to get on with everybody.
This is a particularly big game. While Liverpool are as short as 1.40 with us, the draw at 4.30 and Everton way out there at 8.25, the Toffees think they have a real chance to upset the natural order on Merseyside.
It’s all bubbling up to be a belter of a derby, so make sure you keep up with the Liverpool vs Everton updates and odds right here at us.
Can Liverpool bounce back again?
Jurgen Klopp is still smarting from the Reds’ latest away defeat in the Champions League, accusing PSG players of unsporting behaviour and making his players ‘look like butchers’ during the French team’s 2-1 win on Wednesday. The Reds have had real trouble on the road in Europe, losing to Napoli, Red Star Belgrade and now PSG. But they dusted themselves off after losing to the first two to draw with Manchester City and beat Fulham.
They have the firepower to bounce back against Everton. Mo Salah is up there with the Premier League top scorers again: he’s on seven and is just a single goal behind leaders Sergio Aguero and Pierre Emerick-Aubamayang. Sadio Mane has six, and both will pose the Toffees’ defence plenty of problems.
Liverpool Jordan Henderson leaves the pitch after getting a red card
Klopp’s midfield will need to be well-organised to thwart any Everton attack while giving their own forward players the space and supply they need to score. And they’ll have to do it without influential skipper Jordan Henderson who is suspended, having picked up two yellow cards in the recent 3-0 win over Watford, so the middle of the park will be a crucial battleground.
Are Everton ready to join the Big Six?
Marco Silva in the touchline before the match
The Toffees have got nicely into their stride in the Premier League and have shown how they can frustrate an elite team, drawing at Stamford Bridge against a powerful Chelsea side. And the Liverpool boss says Everton are rapidly growing into a Champions League quality side under the guidance of Marco Silva.
The return of Seamus Coleman after such a long layoff has made the Toffees stronger at the back, as has the return to form of centre-half Michael Keane.
Attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson finally seems to be realising his potential at Everton after Swansea in the Premier League single-handedly for a couple of seasons. He has six goals, as has striker Richarlison. The 21-year-old looks far more accomplished as a striker than last season at Watford.
Liverpool won 23 of the Mersey derbies since 1993, with 22 draws and nine won by the Toffees. Both were drawn last season and were low-scoring affairs at 0-0 and 1-1.
Everton have a huge task to break a long sequence of Red dominance. Everton’s last derby win was in 2010, and Liverpool haven’t lost one of these fixtures at home in 20 matches, the last Everton triumph coming way back in 1999.
Klopp’s side is still unbeaten in the Premier League with 10 wins and three draws. they sit just two points behind leaders Manchester City.
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Despite the Toffees’ impressive improvement this season, the Liverpool vs Everton betting odds are stacked in favour of a home win, so I think the value is in a bet on the number of goals. It’s hard to see Everton stopping the Reds for 90-plus minutes, and I can’t equally see Liverpool having it all their own way.
I certainly wouldn’t be shocked by a draw, but a 2-1 or 2-0 home win is more likely.
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Disclaimer: Odds are correct at time of publish.
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