Liverpool are declining in the Premier League, so Everton has the opportunity to make a surprise when he has never won against his city rival in Anfield since 1999.
Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students have just found the joy of victory when overcoming RB Leipzig 2-0 in the first round of the 1/8 Champions League round. However, the 90 minutes in Budapest does not completely reflect Liverpool’s resurgence.
|The two teams divided points 2-2 in the first leg|
In fact, The Kop’s opponents shot themselves in the leg, offering Salah and Sadio Mane two undeniable chances.
Back in the harsh Premier League, Liverpool are playing less convincingly. Last weekend, they just dried their shirts 1-3 against Leicester.
It was also the third consecutive defeat of the champions in the Premier League. The poor results caused Liverpool to drop to 6th on the rankings.
The absence of Van Dijk, Joe Gomez or “stuntman” Fabinho has exposed the weakness under the defense of The Kop.
Rookie Ozan Kabak needs more time to integrate into the new system. And Alisson’s temple guard is seriously losing confidence after a series of mistakes over time.
With Everton, this is a great opportunity for them to close the series of disappointments in the Merseyside derby. Statistics show that The Toffees have not been able to win Liverpool since 2010 and only known to draw and lose at Anfield since 1999.
|Everton wants to surprise at Anfield|
Currently, Ancelotti coach team is maintaining an impressive performance on away field in the Premier League, not losing since early November last year. On the contrary, Liverpool has not known the smell of victory right on its hole for 2 months.
The facts raised support a favorable outcome for Everton, despite the Asian bookmaker’s strong handicap on Liverpool (0: 1 1/4).
Asian odds: Liverpool handicap 1 1/4 (0: 1 1/4)
Faint: 3 draw
Prediction: Draw 1-1
Liverpool: Fabinho, Milner, Van Dijk, Diogo Jota, Van Dijk, Joe Gomez continue to be absent due to injuries. Naby Keita can return.
Everton: Allan with Calvert-Lewin is ready to return after the healing period.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Digne; Doucoure, Allan; Rodriguez, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.
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