Liverpool was counted out by many as the Reds were 9 points behind Manchester City just a few weeks ago but with the win over Manchester United, Liverpool is on top of the standings. The weekend game against the city rival may prove to be crucial in the fight for the Premier League title.
After having a huge deficit to the defending champions Manchester City, Liverpool is now back in the title conversation, even more, they are on top of the standings with 76 points, two more than the Sky Blues.
City has played one game less than Liverpool, meaning if they win against Brighton, they will get back to the top. Anyway, the Reds have a favourable schedule in the last 5 rounds of the season and they can hope to win all 15 available points. It all starts with the Merseyside derby against the city rival Everton.
Liverpool has won 4 of the last 5 games in the Premier League, with one draw against Manchester City in that span. Jurgen Klopp’s team has also made it to the UEFA Champions League semifinals where they will face the Spanish side, Villarreal.
The Reds’ confidence is sky high at the moment as they are coming off a 4-0 win over Manchester United on Tuesday. Mohamed Salah scored twice against the Red Devils while Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz also found the net.
Liverpool is the best home team in the Premier League winning 42 points in 16 games and conceding only 7 goals which is 0.43 per game. The Reds have scored at least 2 goals in the last 6 games in all competitions.
Everton has had a disappointing season as they are 17th in the Premier League standings being only three points ahead of the relegation zone.
The Toffees have 28 points and are ahead of Burnley who has 25, Watford with 22 and Norwich with 21 points.
Everton has won 8 games with 17 losses and 4 draws this season.
They have lost 3 of the last 5 games in the Premier League but are coming off a 1-0 win over Manchester United which is a huge boost for Frank Lampard’s team.
Previously Everton lost to Burnley and West Ham in back-to-back weeks which put them in a situation to fight for keeping the Premier League status.
Everton is the worst team in the league when it comes to road games as they have won only 6 points with 1 win 3 draws and 11 losses on the road. Their road goal differential is -20, with 13 scored and 33 conceded goals.
Our tip for the Liverpool vs. Everton game
Liverpool didn’t start the Premier League season well but now, with 5 rounds to go, the Reds are the frontrunners to win the title.
Liverpool is on top of the Premier League standings with two points advantage over Manchester City which has played one less game.
The Merseyside derby may prove to be crucial for Liverpool’s chance to win the title. After the game against Everton, they will visit Newcastle and Aston Villa and host Tottenham and Wolverhampton by the end of the season.
Liverpool won the first game against the city rival 1-4 on the road in December. The Reds have won 4 of the last 10 games against Everton with 5 draws and last season’s 0-2 loss to Everton on Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s team has once again proved their winning mentality as they managed to come back in the championship race with the Sky Blues. They showed their full force in the 4-0 win over Manchester United on Tuesday and their confidence is sky-high at the moment.
Liverpool has won 13 of 16 home games this season with no losses and they will continue the successful run over Everton. The Reds have conceded only 7 goals in 16 home games this season and they will keep a clean sheet against Everton as well.