The Reds will be the clear favourites coming into this match. They are the only Premier League side undefeated at home this season and have won eleven straight league games here with only a 2-2 draw with City earlier this season interrupting what would otherwise be a perfect home record.
Therefore, 101 Great Goals’ prediction for this match is Liverpool 3 - 0 Everton and is available at odds of 7.5/1.
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Or, back any away win for Everton at 15/1 here at Anfield.
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Liverpool welcomes Everton to Anfield on Sunday for the 240th Merseyside Derby. The Reds have the upper hand in the head to head, with 96 wins to Everton's 67, in all competitions. However, Everton won 0-2 in their last visit to Anfield in February 2021.
This was their first win at Anfield since the turn of the millennium. It also brought to an end Liverpool’s 23 games undefeated run in the Merseyside Derby stretching back to 2010. The Reds exacted some semblance of revenge earlier this season when they handed out a 1-4 beating to the Toffees at Goodison Park at the start of December.
The two teams arrive in this fixture with very different aims for the remainder of the campaign. After a 2-3 victory in the FA Cup last weekend against Manchester City, the Reds are still on course for a possible quadruple despite the manager downplaying any hope of doing so.
Having already won the League Cup in February against Chelsea, they face them once again in the FA Cup final and are the 1.57/1 favourites to make it a domestic cup double. They are also the joint-favourites with City at 2.25/1 to win the UEFA Champions League and have a tricky first leg of their semi-final against Villarreal coming up in midweek.
They are also still in with a chance of winning the Premier League this season. Although, they will need at least one favour from elsewhere in Manchester City’s six remaining games. If they win all their remaining games and City slip up somewhere on their run-in, odds of 2.8/1 can be had for the Reds to win the Premier League title this May.
The situation is a very different one for Everton, with the Blues battling for their lives at the bottom of the table. They are currently just one point above the drop zone but have a game in hand over Burnley. Although, the concern will be the difficulty of Everton’s remaining fixtures as well as the possible ‘new manager bounce’ that we saw with Burnley in midweek against Southampton.
Things are so tight at the bottom that goal difference may still come into play as a deciding factor. With Liverpool already sticking four past them at Goodison Park and having watched the Reds dismantle United with ease on Tuesday night, the largest concern will be avoiding a demoralising heavy defeat in a derby with them already two goals behind Burnley in the goal difference stakes.
The Toffees will hope the recent 1-0 defeat to United and 1-1 draw with Leicester is a sign Lampard’s Blues have now turned the corner. However, neither side are anywhere near Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at the moment.
Mohamed Salah Goalscorer. - A lot was said about Salah’s recent goalscoring form in the build-up to the midweek match against United. He answered the doubts in some style with brace to sink the Red Devils. The Egyptian King (pictured below) bagged a brace against Everton in the reverse fixture back in December and is the 3.6/1 favourite to score the game’s opener on Sunday. Or 1.615/1 to bag a goal at any time in the 240th Merseyside Derby.
Liverpool team news
That means Roberto Firmino remains the only injury doubt for this match. The Brazilian suffered a foot injury in the closing moments of the 2-3 win over Manchester City last weekend. Thankfully, a scan revealed no serious damage but the pain prevented him from training and playing during the week. He faces a late fitness test to be in the squad for the Merseyside Derby.
Everton team news
Andros Townsend likely won’t feature for the club again in 2022. The Everton winger suffered an ACL injury in their FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace towards the end of March. Nathan Patterson will miss the rest of the season for Everton without playing a minute of Premier League action. Having seen a specialist, he is due to have a small operation on his ankle.
Cenk Tosun’s season has never really got going either and looks set to miss what is left of it due to a thigh injury. Tom Davies is also out for the remainder of the season due to a high-grade tendon injury that required surgical intervention.
There is positive news though with Donny van de Beek. He had missed four games with a thigh problem but was an unused substitute in midweek for the visit of Leicester. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is also nearing a return from a small quad problem that caused him to miss the last match. Although, it is unlikely he is back in time for this one. The match against Chelsea looks like a more likely prospect.
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