Liverpool vs Everton
2nd vs 6th
Liverpool can continue their derby day dominance with victory against Everton at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
Remarkably, the Reds are unbeaten in the last 17 renewals of this rivalry and, yet to taste defeat in the Premier League this season, Jurgen Klopp’s charges will be confident of heaping yet more misery upon their Merseyside rivals.
The Toffees have not won at Anfield since turn of the century and Marco Silva’s side will be desperate to put that particular statistic to bed this weekend.
This is the 232nd meeting between Liverpool and Everton in all competitions – the Reds are unbeaten in each of their last 17 matches against the Toffees (W8 D9).
This will be the 100th top-flight Merseyside derby played at Anfield – Liverpool have won 43 to Everton’s 23, with 33 draws.
Liverpool’s current run of 17 matches without defeat against Everton in all competitions is their longest ever unbeaten run against their rivals.
Although there have been more red cards awarded in this fixture than any other in Premier League history (21), there have only been two awarded in the last 16 meetings, both to Everton; Liverpool haven’t received a red card in this fixture since February 2010.
Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 11 Premier League home games, conceding only against the league’s lowest away scorers this season (Cardiff).
Marco Silva is looking to become the first Everton manager since Joe Royle in November 1994 to win his first Merseyside derby in the Premier League; no Everton manager has ever won their first league match against Liverpool at Anfield, stretching back to their first meeting in November 1894.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has never beaten Everton’s Marco Silva in the Premier League in two previous meetings (W0 D1 L1) – Silva remains the only manager the German has faced more than once without winning in the competition.
My prediction- Liverpool to win 3-1 (10/1 on SkyBet)