Intensity so important against Dyche’s Everton – Klopp

Liverpool host Everton in the Merseyside Derby with Jurgen Klopp’s side in need of a win to boost their hopes of a top four challenge. The Reds have not won in four Premier League games having already been beaten by Brentford, Brighton and Wolves in 2023.

Liverpool’s worst run of form under Klopp leaves them 10th in the table, 12 points adrift of the Champions League places, but tonight’s derby may just come at the right time. Liverpool have dominated the derby in recent years – Klopp has lost just once against Everton in 16 previous meetings – and victory against their closest rivals would raise the spirits on the red side of the city.

Everton will sense the opportunity to add to Liverpool’s misery, however. Sean Dyche’s arrival at Goodison Park – replacing sacked manager Frank Lampard – saw the Toffees record their first league win in nine games when they defeated league leaders Arsenal last time out. Dyche has instilled a confidence in the team and needs them to pick up points in order to avoid relegation, starting at Anfield.

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‘There’s belief in what we do’ says Dyche

New Everton boss, Sean Dyche, wants his team to build on their match winning performance against Arsenal last week when they take on Liverpool in the Merseyside derby tonight.

“We’re really looking for a performance.” He said in the build-up to this evening’s game, “Last weekend, it was fantastic to get a win, but I was really looking for a reaction and a performance, and I think we’re still laying that down.

“We need to give another good performance on the back of one last week.

“There’s plenty of belief in what we do but it’s important to take action. When the whistle blows you’ve got to take action, and you’ve got to perform.”

Michael Jones13 February 2023 17:40


Liverpool vs Everton

Everton’s only victory in their last 22 league games away to Liverpool was by 2-0 in February 2021. They’ve drawn nine and lost 12 of those matches at Anfield.

September’s meeting at Goodison Park produced the 12th goalless drawn between the sides in the Premier League – more than any other fixture in the competition’s history.

Michael Jones13 February 2023 17:35


Liverpool vs Everton

Can Everton build off the back of their impressive victory over Arsenal by shocking Liverpool at Anfield tonight?

Michael Jones13 February 2023 17:30


Rafa Benitez makes honest admission ahead of Merseyside derby

The Spaniard became only the second manager to take charge of both clubs when appointed Everton boss in June 2021.

While his six-year stint with Liverpool brought significantly more success than a six-and-a-half month spell at Goodison Park, Benitez still feels warmly about both sets of supporters.

Michael Jones13 February 2023 17:20


Liverpool vs Everton prediction

It’s hard to see where a good Liverpool performance comes from at the moment, but Anfield will not allow the same level of performance that the Reds have put in on the road in recent weeks, especially against Everton.

That said, Sean Dyche will have the visitors organised and up for the fight and against this Liverpool team that may be enough to get a result.

Michael Jones13 February 2023 17:15


Liverpool vs Everton predicted line-ups

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Bajcetic; Salah, Nunez, Gakpo

Everton XI: Pickford; Coleman, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko; Iwobi, Onana, Gueye, Doucoure, McNeil; Maupay

Michael Jones13 February 2023 17:10


What is the early team news?

Thiago is the latest Liverpool player to join their lengthy injury list, with the midfielder set to be out for a few weeks with a hip injury. He joins Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota on the sidelines, although the Portuguese is nearing a return.

Everton are set to be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin due to injury while Nathan Patterson and Michael Keane are also out.

Michael Jones13 February 2023 17:05


How to watch Liverpool vs Everton

The Merseyside Derby will kick off at 8pm GMT on Monday 13 February.

Liverpool vs Everton will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting from 7pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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Michael Jones13 February 2023 17:00


Liverpool vs Everton

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of tonight’s Merseyside Derby as Liverpool take on Everton at Anfield. The match comes at a crucial time for both clubs with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds struggling in the league since the turn of the year.

Liverpool have won just one match from seven across all competitions in 2023 and have picked up a solitary point in the Premier League thanks to a goalless draw against Chelsea in January. The sit 10th in the table and need to reignite their campaign if they have any hopes of finishing the season in the European spots.

Everton, meanwhile, are in the midst of a relegation battle. Sean Dyche has replaced Frank Lampard as manager and earned the Toffees their first win in nine games last time out when they defeated Arsenal 1-0. Everton are currently 18th in the table but a victory over their closest rivals tonight would shoot them above both Leeds and West Ham.

We’ll have all the build-up, team news and updates throughout the evening before live action from the Merseyside Derby which kicks off at 8pm.

Michael Jones13 February 2023 15:35

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