Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s protection of Liverpool versus Everton at Anfield.
Right now’s Merseyside derby marks the primary time Liverpool have performed at Anfield since November 2019, and using excessive off a shock win against defending champions Chelsea final weekend, Matt Beard’s facet will look to maintain a cool head in opposition to their native rivals.
“It is a totally different event enjoying at Anfield – that is going to place added stress onto us a bit bit, however then additionally Everton – they’re coming to one of the crucial iconic stadiums in soccer,” Beard stated in a press convention on Friday.
“It is a Merseyside derby. There might be a little bit of stress on each groups.
“We have simply go to focus on ourselves. As soon as the whistle goes, they usually cross that white line, I’ve received each religion and confidence within the group that we will put in an excellent efficiency and work like we did [against Chelsea].”
Everton come into at this time’s derby with no such hanging begin to the season, having misplaced away from residence to West Ham, however ahead Izzy Christiansen has praised a growing constructive mentality inside the membership as a complete.
Christiansen spoke to ITV, saying: “An enormous quantity of credit score must be given to Frank Lampard and his workers.
“They’ve actually elevated the temper across the membership. There’s an actual connection between the lads’s and girls’s groups. An actual integration.
“Encouraging one another and acknowledging our weekend’s outcomes: these are the constructing blocks.”
Everton have gained the final two match-ups between the groups, final claiming victory to ship Liverpool right down to the Championship, however contemporary off their promotion, Liverpool have been began the Tremendous League season with a degree to reward. Can they take the spoils in entrance of a 20,000-strong Anfield crowd?
Kick-off is at 5.30pm, and forward of this, we’ll be bringing you workforce information and dwell updates, and all the newest response post-match too.