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Liverpool Looking To Extend 13 Game Unbeaten Streak Against The Toffees

The last time Everton beat the Reds was all the way back in 2010, when goals from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta saw the then David Moyes’ side , claim all three points at Goodison Park.

Liverpool have undeniably been the most prominent Merseyside team in recent years and will be keen to keep that trend running.

This weekend’s match is at Anfield. The last meeting here saw the Reds breeze past their local rivals in supreme fashion, inflicting a 4-0 defeat upon Roberto Martinez’s side, with Klopp’s men producing a ridiculous 41 goal attempts to Everton’s three.

Two of the last three games between the sides at the home of the Reds have seen  Liverpool walk away 4-0 victors; something which Everton fans I’m sure will not want to be reminded of. But, could it be time that the Blues capture their first away win at Anfield since 1999?

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Everton are without trusted right back, Seamus Coleman, who suffered a horrific injury which saw him sustain a double leg break, during Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Wales. Neil Taylor’s challenge is likely to leave Coleman side-lined until 2018, if not longer.

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Not only this, but summer signing, Morgan Schneiderlin,  is doubtful following a calf strain picked up during Everton’s 4-0 win over Hull ten days ago.

Liverpool have injury woes of their own, they’re still unsure whether or not captain, Jordan Henderson, is fit and able to play. Also,  Adam Lallana has today been ruled out for at least four weeks after injuring his thigh during England’s 2-0 win against Lithuania on Sunday.

Lallana will be a monumental loss for Klopp’s side, who will be looking to push on for their Champions League quest.

Romelu Lukaku and Philippe Coutinho are two players who have both been featuring heavily in the rumour mill as of late, with the pair being linked with summer moves away from Merseyside. It will be intriguing to see if they can put aside distractions from the luring of Europe’s elite and create an effective performance.

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Lukaku bounced back well from rumours about his contract breakdown with a brace against Hull , but Coutinho has struggled since his return to injury and is yet to pick up from his electric form from earlier in the season.

Although this poor spell could just be down to the effects of the injury, you can’t help but ponder if the beckoning calls of Neymar and Luis Suarez at Barcelona are starting to play on the samba star’s mind.

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Can they both push aside the rumours for the game that really matters?

The latest instalment of this fixture resulted in a last gasp winner from star man for the Reds, Sadio Mané, back in December, which filled the red half of Merseyside with Christmas cheer.

But which side will be championing the bragging rights this Saturday?

By Tom Cavilla, 18 years old

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Author:

My name is Tom Cavilla. I am 18 years old and I am an aspiring journalist. I love sport, in particular football and could spend hours on end writing about it. My experience as a journalist includes undertaking work experience at Worcester City FC of the Vanarama National League North. During this time, I did commentating on the games – which has always been a dream of mine and also writing match reports. I have also gained experience through the Liverpool Echo newspaper, which has seen me cover the Liverpool Under 23’s at Anfield and also attend a Jurgen Klopp press conference. Any feedback you have would be highly appreciated. Feel free to contact me on my email : tom.cavilla@hotmail.co.uk Thank you!

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