Looking for a derby day bounce after crashing out of the Champions League in midweek, Liverpool will be hoping to pick up local bragging rights and move one giant step closer to their first Premier League title when they make the trip to Goodison Park on Monday night.
Hit with a 4-2 aggregate defeat against Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night and watching their back-to-back European hunt come to an end, Jurgen Klopp’s side have lost four of their last six matches across all competitions despite being sat 25 points clear at the top of the table.
On the flip side, also hit with what was a staggering defeat last weekend, Everton’s 4-0 hammering away at Chelsea on Sunday has now seen the blue half of Merseyside endure a three-match Premier League winless run despite appearing to turn a corner last month.
With their outside European ambitions taking another dent, Everton also hold a worrying record against their bitter rivals.
Including crashing out of the FA Cup against Klopp’s youngsters back in January, Monday’s hosts have lost back-to-back meetings against the Reds and have failed to land a victory against Liverpool since October 2017. You might be interested to know that another victory for the soon to be champions can be found priced at 7/10 with Betfair.
“Everything was wrong with our performance”
Although a very eye-catching start to February may have seen Everton start to show some real improvements under new boss Carlo Ancelotti, the Blues came crashing back down to earth in rather dramatic fashion last weekend.
Putting in a woeful display at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and hit with a 4-0 hammering in West London, the former Napoli Head Coach was rightfully far from pleased with his side’s display and has seen Everton once again slip out of the top half of the table.
Despite Dominic Calvert-Lewin doing a stellar job of leading their line, there is no doubt that fans around Goodison Park will have growing frustrations over their side’s recent issues at the back.
Along with being hit for four by Chelsea last week, Everton have landed just a sole Premier League clean sheet since Boxing Day and have now conceded at least a pair of goals against the likes of Arsenal, Watford, Newcastle, and Manchester City since opening the New Year.
You might be interested to know that an inconsistent Everton can be found priced at 8/11 with Ladbrokes to once again ship over 1.5 goals on Monday night.
Klopp needing a bounce
Throwing away a 2-0 lead at Anfield on Wednesday night and crashing out of the Champions League in the most dramatic of fashion, the now-former European champions do find themselves in the midst of a real rut.
Although they could only be days from lifting their first Premier League crown, Jurgen Klopp’s side have now lost four of their last six matches across all competitions, including that staggering 3-0 hammering away at relegation scrappers Watford a fortnight ago.
With it still unlikely that #1 keeper Allison will make his return for the Merseyside derby on Monday night, the former Borussia Dortmund boss will have a growing headache over his side’s glaring problems at the back.
Watching back-up keeper Adrian make a string of costly mistakes in midweek, Liverpool, much like their crosstown rivals, have failed to record a sole clean sheet across any format over the past five weeks.
Shipping a trio of goals against Atletico on Wednesday, the Reds have remarkably conceded at least two goals in four of their last five appearances.
Including shipping five goals in back-to-back Premier League matches against the Hornets and West Ham, Liverpool can be found at 9/4 with Ladbrokes to ship over 1.5 goals at Goodison.