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Prediction: Liverpool vs Everton – preview and betting tips

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Merseyside Rivals Liverpool and Everton trumpet for the 289th time on Saturday afternoon, with only one spot and three points separating the two teams in the Premier League table.

The champions have plummeted to sixth after a dramatic drop in form over the past two months, giving their neighbors at Stanley Park a chance to tie with them this weekend if they manage to end their long turmoil at Anfield.


Match analysis

The scale of Liverpool’s fall in recent weeks is beginning to be revealed in the Premier League table, where the champions are currently in sixth place and now 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Less than two months ago, Jurgen KloppThe team team stayed at the top of the pile, so now being in a position where the coach has publicly acknowledged the title is an indication of how his domestic form has been lately.

The Reds have won just two of their eight first division matches so far this year and have lost five of them – incredibly, already suffering as many league defeats in 2021 as they have in 72 matches in 2019 and 2020 combined.

That includes defeats in each of the last three matches – against Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester City and Leicester City – and another defeat on Saturday would have meant they lost four in their recovery for the first time since December 2002.

In the two most recent defeats, they have also scored seven goals – as many as they had allowed in their 10 previous games – and their overall score of goals conceded is now 32 in 24 matches, just one less than they have suffered throughout the campaign period. title winner.

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, photographed on February 16, 2021

Klopp will no doubt be scratching his head to see why there has been such a sharp drop in results, but perhaps the most disconcerting aspect of his recent poor form is the record at home.

After 68 games without defeat at Anfield, the second longest unbeaten of its kind in English Premier League history, Liverpool lost the last three and have not won in the last five.

In fact, it’s been more than two months since the Reds won a home game, and you have to go back to 1923 for the only time Liverpool have lost four consecutive home league games in any division.

Everton himself was the last first division champion to suffer that fate in 1928-29, which gives a clear illustration of how badly Liverpool is doing, especially at home.

Despite this, Klopp and his players will have no sadness and sadness before the visit to Everton, and they remembered what they can do during the impressive Champions League victory over RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates his second goal with teammates on February 16, 2021

Goals Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane defeated a Leipzig team that was in good shape and flying high in the Bundesliga, scoring two unanswered goals in Budapest and putting one foot in the competition’s quarter-finals.

As Klopp himself admits, the Champions League is Liverpool’s last realistic route to winning the title this season, and thus giving yourself a good advantage to protect yourself in the reverse game will have lifted the coach off his shoulders.

Much work remains to be done to secure Liverpool’s place in the competition again next season, with the Reds now two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, but Klopp will also receive encouragement from his recent league appearances, despite unsatisfactory results.

The champions controlled the vast majority of the game against Leicester before their expensive collapse, and were also a match for Manchester City before another collapse.

On both occasions, individual errors were primarily responsible for Liverpool missing out on points, and Klopp is confident that his team will win again sooner or later if they manage to eliminate those uncharacteristic errors.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti, photographed in February 2021

There is every reason for him to believe that the return to victories in the domestic market will also come this weekend, with Everton facing their worst match against local rivals.

It has been more than a decade since the Toffees claimed the right to brag about the Merseyside derby and they have yet to win at Anfield this century, for the last time in 1999.

In the most recent history, Everton also arrives for this match in poor performance in the Premier League and is one of only three teams to score less points than Liverpool in the last six games.

This statistic may not paint the whole picture, with Carlo AncelottiThe team is sharing the spoils with Leicester, winning a dramatic 3-3 draw with Manchester United and winning at Leeds United at the time, but in terms of board points, there are now only five of the last 18 on offer.

The Toffees make the short trip to Anfield after successive defeats to opposite teams on the table, first losing to Fulham last weekend and then succumbing to the Manchester City steamroller on Wednesday night.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates Everton's goal against Manchester United in the Premier League on February 6, 2021

The exciting news that precedes this game is that these defeats were both at home, where Everton has now scored just one point in five games since the turn of the year.

It’s a completely different story away from home, where Everton scored 17 points out of 21 possible in a series of seven games that started in early November.

March 2016 was the last time they had a longer unbeaten streak away from home in the first division, while only the top three in the league have scored more points on their travels over 2020-21 so far.

That said, even considering Liverpool’s recent problems at home, Manchester City is still the only team that can improve their home score this season, and their record against Everton at Anfield cannot be ignored.

Liverpool know that another defeat on Saturday would be a major blow to their top four, while Everton have the tantalizing prospect of drawing with their hosts for playing less, and keeping their own Champions League ambitions alive.

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All news from the teams

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is injured against Leicester City on 22 November 2020

Liverpool could receive Naby Keita back in the squad for this match, with the midfielder returning to training earlier this week after two months of absence.

There were also improvements in fitness before the game against Leipzig with Divock Origi and Ben Davies shaking hits to get to the bench, but Liverpool still have a long list of absentees.

Fabinho and James Milner major doubts remain with muscle and hamstring problems, respectively, while Saturday’s derby will come too early for Diogo Jota.

Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, the last of whom was injured in the reverse game, all remain absent for a long time, who may not play again this season.

Although Liverpool have not been in good shape lately, Mohamed Salah continued to score, with his midweek goal – his 24th of the season – taking him past last season’s goal scoring.

Everton received fitness reinforcements from Ancelotti, confirming that both Allan and Dominic Calvert-Lewin must be able to start on Saturday.

Allan hasn’t played since December 16, while Calvert-Lewin has lost the last two games due to a hamstring injury and will try to score his ninth goal out of the season – something just Romelu Lukaku has done for Everton in a single Premier League campaign before.

Saturday’s match will arrive too early for Yerry Minaalthough, while Jean-Philippe Gbamin it is not expected to return until next month.

Possible initial lineup for Liverpool:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Possible Everton’s initial lineup:
Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Digne; Doucoure, Allan; Rodriguez, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin


Direct confrontations

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk collides with Everton's Jordan Pickford in the Premier League on October 17, 2020

Liverpool have dominated their Merseyside neighbors for more than a decade, remaining undefeated in their last 23 games in all competitions – their longest unbeaten record against an opponent in its history.

Most of those games ended in a draw, however, including the reverse game, which ended 2-2 after a controversial match in which Van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara suffer serious injuries, Jordan Pickford Escaping the red card, Richarlison was sent off and VAR denied Liverpool victory in extra time.

In the Premier League alone, Everton have failed to win any of the last 20 editions of this classic, which is also the longest unsuccessful series against a single opponent in the competition.

The Toffees have also not experienced victory on any of their last 20 trips to Stanley Park since Kevin Campbell won the winner at Anfield in 1999.


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Probability: Liverpool 2-1 Everton

This is the Premier League game with the most draws in history, but we hope there will be a winner on Saturday. Liverpool must strongly believe in the midweek victory, although their results have not matched their performances in the last two matches.

Everton’s form away from home is much better than his recent record in general, but it is impossible to ignore his struggles in the classic, and in particular in Anfield, which dates back more than 20 years.

This is also the game with the most red cards in Premier League history, so don’t be surprised if it ends with less than 22 players on the pitch, but when the final whistle blows, we hope Liverpool will have the right to brag once again.


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