Everton’s Nigerian international, Victor Anichebe
Everton and Liverpool meet at Goodison Park as part of Super Sunday for the 219th Merseyside derby. The two clubs are famously separated by less than a mile across Stanley Park and have long been fierce rivals.
This season’s first meeting promises to be no different and
hosts Everton are arguably enjoying the unusual experience of going into the game as favourites.
David Moyes’ team sit fourth in the Premier League after making an uncharacteristically good start to the campaign, taking 15 points from eight games.
In contrast, Brendan Rodgers has been frustrated by the start of his Liverpool reign after collecting just nine points from eight matches to leave them in 12th position. Everton do have the local bragging rights after finishing higher than Liverpool for only the second time in the last 25 seasons but they lost all three derbies, including an FA Cup semi-final in 2011/12.
Whatever happens at Goodison Park on Sunday, it seems certain to be another fiery encounter as the derby has seen more red cards - 20 - than any other fixture in Premier League history.