Liverpool – Everton
Liverpool hosts Everton at the Anfield in a brilliant game from the 25th round of the Premier League. This is the old Merseyside derby, so we can’t wait to see it. Let’s preview it in the next few minutes.
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that most likely his team is already out of the title race now. The Reds won the gold medals last season, but right now Klopp’s team is 6th in the league standings and 16 points behind the leader Manchester City. Yes, Jurgen Klopp is right – Liverpool’s goal right now is nothing more than a finish in the Top 4.
At this moment are in a run of three consecutive losses in the Premier League conceded against Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester City and Leicester City. In these three matches the Reds conceded 8 goals which is telling us how hard is for them to deal with the injuries in the backline. The absence of Virgil van Dijk and other influental defenders is being crucial for the team’s performances.
Everton on the other hand are just one position behind Liverpool in the standings – they are 7th with 37 points won. They had the chance to get on the same level with the Reds, but on Wednesday they lost their home game against the leader Manchester City.
The Toffees hosted City at the Goodison Park, but Pep Guardiola’s team enjoyed a 3-1 win after a solid performance. Richarlison scored for Everton in the 37th minute, but the Cityzens dominated and took all of the points.
It’s always a great day in the Premier League when Liverpool and Everton face each other. The Merseyside derby is usually offering us some great emotions, so we don’t have any doubts it’s going to be the same on Saturday. Both teams are out of the Top 4, so they need a win here in order to get back on the right track.