LiverpoolWhile the Premier League took a short break in England will host the matches of the national Cup. In one of them, "Liverpool" will try to beat "Everton", a championship match with which he finished at home in the first round in a draw 1: 1.
For the upcoming meeting, the "reds" fit perfectly. Pre-Christmas marathon team Jurgen Klopp succeeded. In the last five Premier League matches, Liverpool have only drawn 3-2 with Arsenal, beating Bournemouth 4-0, Swansea 5-0, Leicester 2-1 and Burnley 2-1. Thanks to such results, the Merseyside players were fixed on the fourth line in the standings, only three points behind the second MJ.
In general, the "red" houses do not lose 17 official matches in a row. It is impossible not to note the good results of the Klopp team. However, in the nearest match with Everton, the attacking potential will be weakened. Injuries have Coutinho and Salah, Manet is also unlikely to be able to enter the field, because he will return from the ceremony of awarding the best football player in Africa only on the day of the fight. Also in the infirmary, Moreno, Henderson, Kline, Bogdan. It's not clear if Sturridge can play.
Everton"Everton" after the departure of Ronald Cooman, with whom the team approached the relegation zone and fell into the number of fighters for survival, now significantly increased in the game. The appearance of Sam Allardyce in the team in November played a positive role for the "toffee". Under his leadership, "Everton" did not lose for seven matches. There were victories over Huddersfield, Apollo, Newcastle and Swansea, as well as tied matches with West Bromwich, Chelsea and Liverpool. Still, the absence of a long bench along with injuries made themselves felt. Last two matches, "Everton" lost to "Bournemouth" and "Manchester United".
We can not fail to note the weak game "toffee" in the attack. In the last matches with the top clubs, the Ellardice team practically does not hit the opponents' goal, concentrating on the defense.