Packed by a spectacular rout in the Champions League, Liverpool have Everton ahead on Sunday, December 10. The Liverpool classic will be held at Anfield Road starting at 12.15 a.m. as part of the schedule of the fifteenth round of the English Premier League in its 2017/2018 season.
Liverpool’s recent performance
On Wednesday, December 6, in a game that was worth vacant for the last 16 of the Champions League, Liverpool massacred Spartak Moscow by 7 to 0. This ensured the first place in their group. An important step for a club that was not even getting a place in the first phase of the competition in recent seasons.
In the English Premier League, although they are far from the title challenge, Liverpool are also showing progress after a faltering start to the season that has generated rumors about a possible dismissal of coach Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds thrashed Stoke (3 to 0) and Brighton (5 to 1), both away from home in the previous rounds and up to fourth. They score 29 points (eight wins, five draws and two losses). They are 14 less than Manchester City, the leader.
At Anfield Road, the team remains undefeated in the Premier League. There were four wins and three draws. He is the fifth best entrant of the season. To face its biggest rival, Liverpool, which has not lost nine games (seven wins and two losses) has three medical doubts. Joel Matip (13 matches in English Championship 2017/2018, one goal) are in injury treatment; and socks Marko Grujic (three games, no goal) and Adam Lallana (a game, no goal).
The current form of Everton
Everton’s trajectory was a bit more extreme than their rivals at the start of the season. The low performance not only left the team for a few rounds in the relegation zone as it caused the early dismissal of coach Ronald de Boer. It was the first time in about a decade that the club had dismissed a coach before he completed two seasons in office.
Veteran Sam Allardyce, who had a lightning-fast passage through the England squad commanding the English Team for a game before being fired after a corruption scandal, was called to put out the fire. He was successful in a similar situation last season with Crystal Palace and signals that he is able to repeat the dose.
Everton were able to enjoy twice their home success and beat West Ham 4-0 and Huddersfield 2-0 in the previous rounds. Reaching 18 points (five wins, three draws and seven losses) he jumped to tenth place.
On Thursday, December 7, it confirmed the improvement by defeating Apollon in Cyprus by 3-0 in a match for the sixth and final round of the Europa League group stage. Everton had already been eliminated, but they reached their first win in the tournament.
In addition, it showed that Allardyce is on the right track to fix one of the biggest problems presented by the team: the ease with which concedes goals to rivals. With 28 goals, it is the third most leaked in the Premier League.
To face the classic against Liverpool, the coach has only one medical problem with athletes who can be considered starters. Defender Leighton Baines (13 matches in English Premier League 2017/2018, two goals) is in the medical department and relies on new tests to see if he can be available for the match.
History of the matches Liverpool vs Everton
Liverpool defend a long series without losing against their biggest rival. The list, begun in 2011, has 14 games. There were seven wins and seven draws. Blues have not been able to win at Anfield Road since 1999.
Liverpool showed a clear evolution in previous games. The same thing happened with Everton. However, at home, reds are the best choice for a guess. They have a price of 1.30 in Rivalo. Draw has a prize of 5.50 and successful visitor yields 9.00 for 1.