Sky Sports football expert Charlie Nicholas thinks Liverpool will beat Everton at Anfield Road by two goals, 2-0. The pundit has explained his prediction.
“I watched the Liverpool match for Soccer Saturday at the weekend and in the end, they deserved to win. But the three points didn’t come without a struggle. They were hanging on at the end and the defensive frailties were highlighted once more.”
“Alisson will miss the derby match and his replacement Adrian was a bag of nerves when he came on. Liverpool do not have the same rhythm of last season but they do know how to get results, and got there in the end on Saturday.
“Meanwhile, Everton lost this fixture last season to a last-minute Divock Origi goal. Marco Silva, who is another manager in serious danger, is saying that he has no interest in talking about his job. He knows what is in store, but he may be out soon. I am just not sure how soon.
“If they get beat by three or four I think it will be over for Silva on Thursday. What happens after that? Does David Moyes come in and save the day or do they twist and go with Eddie Howe to build a project? It’s a big call for the decision makers at Everton.
“This game is a different scenario though – it’s the derby. The two sides will not be thinking about anything that’s to come around the corner. Liverpool will want to rub Everton’s noses in it. Everton will park the bus, but Liverpool will be comfortable.”
Place in PL table – 1
Record so far – 13 W 1 D 0 L
Previous match – Liverpool – Brighton 2-1
Place in PL table – 17
Record so far – 4 W 2 D 8 L
Previous match – Leicester City – Everton 2-1