Liverpool are W8-D5-L1 over their last 14 across all competitions and with six of these wins coming in their last eight, it’s Klopp’s side that enter this clash as the form side. Everton may have registered consecutive wins against West Ham and Huddersfield with accompanying clean sheets, scoring six goals in the process, but both those sides are in poor form at present and followed on from 4-1 and 5-1 losses to Southampton and Atalanta respectively.
The Toffees’ matches have been particularly high-scoring of late, with five of their last six featuring at least four goals, while Liverpool have been as entertaining as ever under Klopp. They’ve netted 33 times in their last 10 across all competitions, with all but one of these seeing more than two strikes and over 3.5 goals occurring in half. In fact, three of the last four Merseyside derbies at Anfield have seen exactly four goals. Liverpool have scored exactly three times in five of their last 14 at home – their most common amount in that time – but Everton will fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet too having managed 12 goals across their last five. So we’re taking a chance on a repeat of the 3-1 score from this fixture last term.
Liverpool have made hard work of breaking teams down during the early periods at Anfield, with the pace and intensity of their attack proving too much for opponents with tired legs in the latter stages. In fact, prior to their midweek Champions League tie with Spartak Moscow, eight of their last 10 goals at Anfield have come after the break, while in the league they’ve been level at half-time in five of their seven matches there. Everton have been level after the opening-45 in four of their last five, and there should be some value about Draw/Liverpool HT/FT.