The Blues' last win against the Reds came in 2010 when goals from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta earned them a 2-0 win at Goodison Park. Then, I think we are not too far away to play maybe the second best.
They got rid of Ronald Koeman, had David Unsworth as manager in temporary capacity, before appointing Sam Allardyce. There are undertones and sub plots to these derbies and rivalries in the North of England and as usual, I'll be breaking them down today to whet our appetites as we anticipate a delicious full course meal of fantastic football in the land of the Queen.
"And every year we want to try and be in the Champions League". This game is supposed to be the appetizer for the main course on the day (The Manchester derby), but it has the potential to be tastier and we (the consumers) will not be complaining.
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"No one needs motivating for a game like this".
"We have to really work hard in the best way, be patient like we were patient against Brighton (in the 5-1 win last week), because there's no easy way to go through".
Despite a poor start to the campaign, Everton have now won back-to-back league games following Allardyce's appointment to climb up to 10th in the table. "We're back up in the top four which is where we want to be, but we want to keep chasing the guys in front of us".
The man dubbed "Big Sam" spoke to the press ahead of the crunch clash as he prepares for his first taste of a derby on the banks of the Mersey.
"It's about not wasting the possession we get, and not letting the occasion overawe us". If we get a chance, and when we get a chance, we need to score. "We need to be very clinical in our finishing and hopefully it gives us a good performance and result".