Goodison Park is all set to host the first Liverpool derby of the 2016/17 season and 227th in overall history. It is Liverpool FC, who is the dominant of the two city rivals in terms of derby wins and overall achievements in competitions in recent seasons. And it remained to be seen if they can live up to the expectation here or Everton under the new management of Ronald Koeman can pull out a mini upset.
The Dutch boss believes that it is not an impossible task to get a win against Liverpool, who had also lost against Bournemouth and held to a draw by Southampton in two consecutive away games. Everton are a team who have a good account of themselves at the Goodison Park. And unlike previous seasons, they do have the better chance to end a longstanding 12 match win-less run against the Reds.
The Toffees are unbeaten at home in the Premier League season with 4 wins and 4 draws from their 8 matches so far. And they will be in full of confidence after coming back from a goal down to beat Arsenal at the Goodison Park on Tuesday.
Liverpool are on red hot form at the moment and must be considered as serious title contenders. Jurgen Klopp’s team is the most lethal attacking unit in Premier League and tops the goal-scoring chart with 40 goals to their name. They were equally dangerous in both home and away games in the earlier part of the season. However, there is a slight dip in their away form in recent weeks. However they bounce backed with a 3-0 win at Middlesbrough on the midweek after the 4-3 loss at Bournemouth in their previous away game.