Liverpool vs Everton match
One of the most lopsided Merseyside derby formations in history. Liverpool are competing for the quadruple and tied for points with Manchester City. Everton struggles to fend off relegation.
The Reds played one of the easiest games of the season at home against Manchester United. Win 4-0 without breaking a sweat. All of their most dangerous traits were displayed. Sadio Mane plays the playmaker in the middle. The defenders bombarded forward. Thiago flaunts his skills and tricks.
Great night under the lights of Anfield against @Manchester United 😍
– Liverpool FC (LFC) April 20 2022
Mohamed Salah breaks his net drought. Therefore, it is not surprising that Jurgen Klopp’s side started as a favorite against Everton. They are the top scorers in the league (83) with the second best defense (22). Moreover, Liverpool is unbeaten in the last 11 matches he played in the league. Three more points on the cards? It is highly expected at this point.
It has not been a great season by any means for Everton. The Toffees are hovering above the relegation zone, four points behind 18th-placed Burnley. Frank Lampard didn’t stabilize the ship so much as he put some bandages on.
The team looked frustrated, easy to beat, and unsure of how to play through a full match.
🗣 | “We got a little bit off that in the first half and we needed a reaction. It takes character and a killer – and the players showed that.”
Everton April 20 2022
The midfield lost control. Michael Caine and Mason Holgate seem nervous every time they attack an opponent. None of these marks the merchandise when facing Liverpool. Lampard will have to pull a rabbit out of that hat if Everton are to avoid defeat. A draw with Leicester City should give them some relief, but their arch-rivals represent an entirely different proposition.
Roberto Firmino is suffering from a minor injury and could only be fit on the bench. The top three can be swapped, considering the upcoming Champions League match.
potential line: Alison. Alexander-Arnold, Matip; Van Dyck, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Henderson; Jota, Mane, Salah
Calvert Lewin was wounded again. Andros Townsend and Nathan Patterson are off season. Tom Davies evaluation will be conducted as Game Day approaches.
potential line: Pickford. Coleman, Holgate; Mina, Mikulenko; Iwobi, Delph, Alan; Gray, Richarlison, Gordon
It’s hard to pick just one influential player for Liverpool. In modern form, it must be Sadio Mane. He thought the Senegalese’s position was in danger when Diaz signed. However, Mane showed why he continues to be one of the fiercest poachers of this generation.
Sadio Mane has been directly involved in 15 goals since the start of 2022 for club and country:
⚽️ 12 goals scored
🅰️ 3 passes
Silly ball. 🤯🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/5BnbWuFYFH
– StatmanDave April 19, 2022
His playing skills against Manchester United surprised everyone. Moreover, the pass for Liverpool’s second goal was a beautiful thing. With 14 league goals, there’s no chance Mane won’t be able to add more. Everton are a tense opponent and Seamus Coleman is not the fastest defender. Therefore, he could be targeted as Liverpool will seek to extend Everton on the counter and in reinforcements.
It’s hard to pick any player who has had a solid season with Everton. However, the onus of goal-scoring rests primarily with Richarlison. With Calvert Lewin injured or ineffective, the Brazilian had to step up. Three goals in his last four games brought his tally this season to seven, along with four assists. Furthermore, Richarlison also acts as an outlet when Everton is under the pump.
Richarlison’s last six matches for club and country:
⚽️ vs Chile
⚽️⚽️ vs Bolivia
🅰️ vs West Ham
⚽️⚽️ vs Burnley
⚽️ against Leicester
Everton goal in the 93rd minute! 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/or6vUUaeAT
– StatmanDave April 20 2022
So, it is he who Lampard will look to for moments of inspiration. Richarlison has a great shot and an eye on goal that he can use tremendously. Likewise, play will need to be delayed as both Liverpool central defenders are very strong. If he can get a good supply along with keeping his shots on target, then Everton can put their opponents under pressure.
It would definitely only go one way, wouldn’t it? Liverpool defeated those same rivals 4-1 in December, and there is no indication that they will not win comfortably again. So, football A 3-0 win for Liverpool is expected.