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Goals: Keane 19′, Calvert-Lewin 81′ – Mane 3′, Salah 72′
Liverpool vs Everton Predictions: Opportunity For The Challenger
After the stunning defeat to Aston Villa, Liverpool will continue to be punished whether or not by Everton. Let’s watch the match between Everton vs Liverpool at 11:30 AM Saturday 17 October on BT Sport 1 or NBCSN
No matter what time in the past, the Merseyside Derby has always been a hot struggle. At the moment, the game at Goodison Park will attract the attention of the whole Premier League when Everton are leading by 12 points and Liverpool are the present champion.
Perhaps before the start of the season no one would have thought that Everton were flying so high. IT is the only team to win in the first four rounds with the bright form of rookie James Rodiriguez and prodigy Dominic Calvert – Lewin. He is on the top of the Premier League’s top scorers list and September’s player of the month.
As a result of recent seasons, Everton is just 10th on the table, which makes many people forget that they have spent a lot of money on the transfer market since 2016. According to statistics from Transfermarkt, the Toffer has spent less £86m in the last four seasons. However, the results on the pitch have not shown the true ambition of this team. The Upper Class in Everton decided to make a stronger change and that’s why a significant coach as Ancelotti arrived here.
After over half a season in coaching the club, Carlo Ancelotti brought a new football gameplay and it made Everton’s fans and supporters expect very much. So tightly in defence and free in attack. He has exploited the most creativity of a star who is losing in Real Madrid and turning Dominic Calvert – Lewin into new Inzaghi with the ability to take a good position and finishing very sharply. The proof is that the player has scored 6 goals in four premier league games. What a good performance! It will be too early for Everton’s fans to dream about a magical Premier League Championship like Leicester city, but if they beat Liverpool on this weekend in Goodison Park stadium, they will become a real challenger for the big teams in Premier League, at least a place in top four and has already qualified for the UEFA Champion League.
The Champion is faltering?
Jurgen Klopp’s tone was completely muted for 90 minutes in Birmingham when Liverpool lost 7-2 to host Aston Villa. It can not be said that Liverpool are weakened by some names that helped them obtain The UEFA Champion League 2019 and Premier League 2020, they’re still in the squad and at the enhanced age. Liverpool’s strong attacking midfield has even added Thiago from Bayern Munich in this season. Along with Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton to help this team increase the depth of the line-up when struggling on many matches. The damn shame defeat to Aston Villa was simply an accident. Two-weeks break for international matches would be a good time for Klopp to repair his mistakes and change to appropriate tactics for the upcoming match. Everton is really not an easy opponent at this moment, but with the experience and courage of the big team, Liverpool will know what to do to overcome the challenge.
The absence of Mane and Thiago has left Liverpool’s game in trouble against Aston Villa, particularly their captain Jordan Henderson. Lack of his leading, the back-row became looser and ended up receiving a big defeat, but Liverpool’s fans is going to welcome their return on this weekend.
Liverpool, though, will be boosted by the return of three key players – Thiago Alcantara, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson.
Thiago has made just one substitute appearance for the club following his summer transfer from Bayern Munich having contracted coronavirus.
But he posted pictures on social media over the weekend showing he is now out of isolation and is line for his first Liverpool start on Saturday.
Mane also tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and missed the defeat to Aston Villa but should be available to return.
(According to: talksport)
Liverpool will still play attacking like every time whether it is at home or away. But the current form of this team’s defence in recent matches is not appreciated. Having a head coach who knows the Premier League too well like Ancelotti will be a key advantage for the Merseyside team. It’s a little early to talk about shift but Everton are no longer an “Underdog”, who still sing aloud the song: “you’ll never walk alone” gonna beware of them. Everton will hope James Rodiguez with his creativity and their fans can get a surprise at Everton’s performance. Even if the player is marked, a strategist like Carlo Ancelotti will know what have to do to push this team up and get 3 points in a hard match on 17th December. To be honest, Liverpool is not alone in the championship race, because Everton is ready to close on Klopp’s position. In my opinion, Everton will win 3-1 over Liverpool.
Liverpool: Allison (1); Alexander-Arnold (66), Gomez (12), Van Dijk (4), Robertson (26), Wijnaldum (5), Fabinho (3), Jordan Henderson (14); Salah (11), Firmino (9), Mane (10).
Everton: Pickford (5), Digne (6), Keane (6), Mina (8), Coleman (7), Davies (6), Sigurdsson (7), Doucoure (8), Richarlison (6), Calvert-Lewin (8), James (9)