Everton are set to clash with Liverpool in match week seven of the Premier League, on Saturday, October 1.
This will be Everton’s sixth match, their first one with Tottenham having been called off, in the opening week of the league. The Toffees suffered a loss at the hands of Manchester City last week after three unbeaten games, in previous match weeks. A shock loss to QPR at home was followed by two wins and a draw in the nest three games to get their campaign back on the rails.
Liverpool will seek to push on with their league campaign after they got it back on track with a 2-1 win over Wolves last week. A 4-0 loss to Tottenham in the previous week had dented the Merseysiders and posed a question about their vaunted title aspirations. with three wins, a loss and a draw, in six games, the Reds are currently placed fifth on the points table. Liverpool began with a quiet 1-1 draw with Sunderland and followed it up witrh an impressive 2-0 away win against Arsenal, followed by a 3-1 home win against Bolton, before twin losses away to Stoke and Tottenham derailed their campaign.
Liverpool will look to Uruguayan Suarez to lead the charge. Suarez has been in stunning form this season, propelling his national side to the Copa America title, earlier in the summer. This former Ajax player has scored three goals in Liverpool’s previous six games. Adam, Skrtel, Henderson and Ramsey have also been among the goals this season, and Liverpool’s real weakness has been in defence, with injury taking a toll of their best players. The back-line could be tested by the likes of Jagielka, Baines and Cahill.
Head to head, Liverpool have had 10 wins to Everton’s 3, in 18 matches between the sides, with the remaining three games having ended in stalemates. the last time these teams met in the Premier League was in January, at Anfield; that match ended in a 2-2 draw. The Toffees recorded a 2-0 win in their home match last season against the Merseysiders, but that Liverpool was a beleaguered side struggling to recover from off-field ownership wrangles at the club.
The current squad managed by Danglish has been going from strength to strength, and Moyes’s side will have their task cut out, trying to salvage any points from the game. That said, Liverpool have been brilliant in patches, and Everton’s home advantage could even things somewhat.
All in all, an intriguing derby between traditional rivals is on the cards.
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