Liverpool v Everton Preview - Derby-day disappointment, but for who?

Liverpool v Everton Preview - Derby-day disappointment, but for who?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Chris Kavanagh Date & Time - Sunday, December 2nd @ 16:15 Current Odds - Liverpool 4/11, Draw 4/1, Everton 8/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have been battling along on the home front while three consecutive away defeats in the Champions League has left their progression beyond the group stages in that competition in doubt ahead of their last game with Napoli next month. The Reds are still just two points behind the seemingly-unstoppable machine that is …
The Game That Time Will Forget | Everton 0 Liverpool 0

The Game That Time Will Forget | Everton 0 Liverpool 0

Last month saw the release of Tony Evans’ Two Tribes book. It looks at the 1985-86 season set against the backdrop of social and political turmoil in and around the city at the time. Despite the shame of Heysel, the impact of Thatcherism and a city still reeling from Liverpool City Council’s war with Westminster, there was plenty to be proud about. The music scene – both here and in nearby Manchester - had never been stronger as young Liverpool …
Is Momentum Building Again Under Klopp?

Is Momentum Building Again Under Klopp?

International breaks are a bit of a curate's egg. Now, that is supposed to mean that there are both good and bad aspects to them and yet the origin of the expression yields a meaning far closer to this columnist's opinion of the all-too-frequent Premier League interruptions. Apparently, the turn of phrase comes from an 1895 Punch cartoon which depicted a meek and sycophantic curate, who, despite being given a stale egg at the bishop's dining table, obsequiously assured his …
Mane's Merseyside Derby Winner: A Defining Moment Come May?

Mane's Merseyside Derby Winner: A Defining Moment Come May?

Those thumpings of Leicester, Hull and Watford were a joy, as were the pleasantly surprising wins at Arsenal and Chelsea, but none come close to what we witnessed against Everton on Monday. A stoppage time victory away to your local rivals, in which the away end goes ballistic, is just perfect. You don’t sleep for hours after the game due to the flow of adrenalin, title rivals are left seething at one point turning into three and anything feels possible. …
Everton v Liverpool - A Statistical Preview

Everton v Liverpool - A Statistical Preview

Liverpool head into the Merseyside derby on the back of a highly impressive 3-0 win in midweek. Admittedly Middlesbrough weren’t the toughest opposition Jurgen Klopp and his men will face this season, but the ruthless and stylish manner of their win will not have gone unnoticed amongst their title rivals. Everton have made a habit of doing Liverpool favours in their home games over the past few weeks. Taking points from both Manchester United and Arsenal has only aided the …
Everton v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

Everton v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

It doesn't get much bigger than this. Well maybe it does, for Liverpool, but definitely not for Everton. Derby day is among the most special of the season and this time, both sides head into the big day in good spirits. The Blues arrested an awful run of form with a big win against Arsenal on Tuesday and Liverpool won their first game in three with a clinical display at the Riverside Stadium against Middlesbrough. But as the old cliche …
The Everton Rivalry is Turning Sour

The Everton Rivalry is Turning Sour

Football needs rivalry. It adds an extra element to occasion. Winning is incentive enough but bragging rights and pride being up for grabs just intensifies it. As a Liverpool fan whenever the fixtures are released at the start of the season I instinctively look for the matches against Manchester United and Everton. The feelings towards both clubs are completely different. The United matches are fuelled by hatred and a tinge of jealousy. Jealous because of the success they've had since …
Liverpool vs Everton Preview | Team News & Stats

Liverpool vs Everton Preview | Team News & Stats

Liverpool welcome Everton to Anfield on Wednesday night with Jurgen Klopp set for his first taste of the Merseyside Derby since taking over the reigns following Brendan Rodgers’ departure in October, with his last game a 1-1 draw with Wednesday’s opponents. Liverpool currently lie in 9th place with 38 points from 26 games, putting them 3 points above Everton who lie 12th in the Premier League table. The Reds have lost just one of their last eight league matches and thus head …
The Merseyside Derby: What Does It Mean?

The Merseyside Derby: What Does It Mean?

Like most football rivalries, the Merseyside derby is steeped in history. I don’t mean that contretemps in 1892 when chairman John Houlding thumbed his nose at the Everton board and told them that he’d had enough of high rents and was off to set up his own club called, yes, ‘Everton FC and Athletic Grounds Ltd’, nor do I mean tales of Alan Ball and Brian Labone, Billy Liddell and Gordon Hodgson. No. I mean the history in your head. …
Changing times at Liverpool

Changing times at Liverpool

On the eve of a Merseyside derby, the manager is under increasing pressure from the supporters over results and performances on the pitch. Back in October, that statement concerned the then Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, now the same can be said for Everton manager Roberto Martinez. How times have changed. It’s almost four years since we were treated to photos of Martinez strolling along the streets of Miami with John W Henry, coffees in hand. How different things may have …