Everton vs Liverpool in Premier League

Liverpool will be visiting Goodison Park this weekend to clash against Everton on Sunday evening where they will aim to sustain their title bid in the Premier League. Since the beginning of this decade, there hasn’t been a major club that has endured such an extremely long wait for a win against their adversaries as Everton. They haven’t defeated Liverpool in any contest since goals from Mikel Arteta, and Tim Cahill secured a 2-0 victory within the Premier League at Goodison Park on October 2010.

The recent dominance of Liverpool means that the club hasn’t lost a game to Everton in the last 18 encounters. That exceptional run managed to exceed any unbeaten stretch in all significant leagues within Europe since 2010. Look back over the last decade, only derbies between Torino and Juventus, as well as Espanyol and Barcelona, have been similarly one-sided. Much like Everton, Torino and Espanyol have only managed one win each while facing their more successful rivals over this period.

However, Espanyol last tasted glory against Barcelona as recently as 13 months ago in January 2018. They managed to beat Barcelona in a Copa del Rey fixture, whereas Torino can present a 2-1 victory against Juventus in a Serie-A match that occurred in April 2014.

Everton’s lengthy wait for victory is now reaching nine years as they haven’t claimed a win at Anfield since 1999. However, a win on Sunday will not only end their horrible streak but will also inflict a tremendous amount of pain to Liverpool’s hopes of claiming a first title since back in 1990.

Kevin Kilbane’s Comments on Upcoming Fixture

Kevin Kilbane, the former midfielder for Everton, who was part of the squad that managed to defeat Liverpool 1-0 in December 2004. He thinks his former team should get back to basics to defeat Liverpool successfully.

“If my former team is defeated by Liverpool this weekend, the season is essentially a write-off for Everton,” Kilbane stated. “Everton hasn’t recovered after being defeated at Anfield to the injury-time goal by Divock Origi in December. However, there’s enormous pressure surrounding Marco Silva to discover a way for Everton to claim a victory this weekend.

“Everton has, unfortunately, created a mental block in matches against elite teams like Liverpool. Recently, they have attempted to defeat Liverpool by simply taking them on, and this will not work if they face a club that boasts with far better players.”

“When I was still playing, we had footballers that could fight and stop the quality of Liverpool before it came to the surface. That’s what the club needs to get back to, Kilbane stated. “I believe Everton has the right players, such as Andre Gomes and Idrissa Gueye, who has more than enough potential to cause an upset against Liverpool. The only question is, will they be able to produce on match day?