It’s been on hold for a while, due to Liverpool’s involvement in the Capital One Cup final, but we’re finally set for the second Merseyside derby of the season tonight as the Reds clash with rivals Everton.
In this fixture there will also be plenty of attention upon the match but there’s perhaps even more so this time around, as it comes at a crucial period for both clubs. Both Liverpool and Everton will have their eyes on other competitions, in the Europa League and FA Cup respectively, but this Premier League fixture is still crucial.
Roberto Martinez is under immense pressure at Everton and a loss here today could prove to be decisive, whereas Liverpool’s quest for adventure in Europe next term still hands in the balance. Their goal is to win the Europa League, and subsequently qualify for next season’s Champions League, but they need to have something to fall back upon.
A win tonight would lift Liverpool up to sixth and in the Europa League spots, so it would be a valuable victory and the Reds need to be on their toes to get the result they’re looking for.
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