The Transfer Tavern will be at full capacity for the first Merseyside derby of the season, and most punters are expecting a comprehensive victory for Liverpool.
Injuries to key players such as Coutinho, Can and Matip in recent weeks have halted the Reds’ momentum, but the Reds have a fantastic record against the Toffees that does not look like changing on Monday.
While Liverpool have lost their unbeaten streak and suffered another shock defeat against Burnley, the Reds’ quality has not miraculously evaporated and they should be confident that they can overturn a struggling Everton side.
Considering the Toffees’ manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that the whole squad is ‘underperforming’, and the fact that he has been unable to establish a solid defence, the devastating Reds’ attack should be able to put a few past Stekelenburg.
What’s more, Lukaku looks a shadow of his former self, and more like the player the doubters thought he was – cumbersome and lazy. Ross Barkley has also failed to kick-on after impressing early on in the Everton strip.
There are not many Everton players that can hurt Liverpool, even if the Reds’ defence is not their strong point. Liverpool should go to Goodison Park full of confidence and impose themselves on their city rivals.
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