Liverpool vs Everton Prediction and Analysis
One of the classic derbies in England, and why not in Europe , will be played on Monday night at Anfield Stadium.
Where Liverpool take on city rivals Everton.
Both teams are not having the dream season for their fans.
Until recently, we were used to seeing Poole as one of the contenders for the title in England.
Even last year they had a chance to win 4 trophies till the end. But they ended up getting 2 of them.
In the 2022/23 campaign , the Reds are a complete disappointment . At least as far as their performances in the Premier League are concerned.
And there is a serious danger that they will not be able to qualify either for the Champions League or even for the weaker UEFA tournaments.
At the same time, Everton are part of at least half a dozen teams whose main goal for the rest of the campaign is to find a way to save themselves in England's top flight.
At this stage of the season I would not be able to commit to whether they will succeed.
But at least the Caramels are showing signs of improvement with their new coach Sean Dyke .
With all of the above in mind, I think this matchup will look like an "X". And that's my prediction.
Liverpool - statistics and info
Liverpool are now 4 league games without a win since the start of the year after being beaten 3-0 by Wolves last time out.
Joel Matip's own goal set the tone for this dreadful defeat, Dawson added a second, Neves also found the target.
To leave the Reds in 10th place in the table.
"The start of the game was terrible," moaned Jurgen Klopp.
“It was the opposite of what we should have done. I can't explain it. We caused our own problems.
How can I not worry? I can't sit here and think we've done well."
As well as that loss, there was also a 3-1 defeat at Brentford and a 3-0 loss at Brighton during the current poor run.
Liverpool's only point for 2023 was secured by a goalless draw against Chelsea in their previous home fixture.
Everton - statistics and info
Sean Dyke seemed a natural fit as a manager to help save Everton.
And it certainly made an instant impact.
Frank Lampard ended his 10-game winless streak.
But the Caramels put that behind them by upsetting leaders Arsenal at Goodison Park a week ago.
James Tarkowski headed in the only goal of the game after Dwight McNeil's corner kick.
"I think the way we played is exactly what the manager wants," Tarkowski said.
“He makes you work hard, brings you together as a team, makes you tough to beat.
But he wants you to show that personality on the field, that you are a team and you are together.
He is not a complicated manager. He's very natural, very direct, so it's not hard to see what he's about.
You have already seen it after a week of work that almost everyone has already liked it.
But we have to keep building on that and it will come down to hard work again.
And we'll all go into the game next week and look forward to it."
Everton are physically harassing the title favourites.
And he will look to do the same with Liverpool's aging midfield and fragile defence.
Victory over Arsenal helped Everton take a breather in what is shaping up to be an uphill battle for survival this season.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Alison; Alexander-Arnold, Gomes, Matip, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Bajcetic; Salah, Nunes, Gakpo
Injured: Diaz, Thiago, van Dijk, Konate, Firmino, Arthur
Lineup: Pickford; Coleman, Cody, Tarkovsky, Mikolenko; Iwobi, Onana, Gueye, Ducourt, McNeill; Maupai
Injured: Calvert-Lewin, Garner, Townsend, Patterson, Keane
Matches between Liverpool and Everton
|Everton 0:0 Liverpool
|Liverpool 2:0 Everton
|Everton 1:4 Liverpool
|Liverpool 0:2 Everton
|Everton 2:2 Liverpool
|Everton 0:0 Liverpool