Liverpool vs Everton Analysis
16:00 Kick Off on 5th Jan
Liverpool vs Everton Match Details
Liverpool vs Everton kicks-off at 4.00pm at Anfield on Sunday 5 January. The match will be broadcast live on BBC One.
Football has never been better at Anfield than it currently is. Last year’s Champions League winners have already added the Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup to their trophy cabinet. They also continue unbeaten in the Premier League with an unbelievable 55 points from their opening 19 matches.
But the big question at Anfield is how high does this year’s FA Cup sit on Liverpool’s list of priorities? It was low-down last season when they fielded a team of youngsters when exiting the competition in the third round at the hands of Wolves.
They also went out in the fourth round in the 2017/18 FA Cup competition, losing 3-2 at home to West Brom.
Meanwhile, Plymouth knocked them out in the third round in the 2016/17 FA Cup, whilst West Ham knocked them out in the fourth round in 2015/16.
That suggests that Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool don’t prioritize the FA Cup at all. But what throws a spanner in that argument is they do care about any Merseyside Derby, as they knocked Everton out in the third round of the 2017/18 FA Cup.
Everton’s FA Cup form isn’t great either, as they were beaten in the fourth round by Millwall last season, following their third-round defeat at Liverpool in 2017/18. They were also beaten in the third round by Leicester in 2016/17. But they did make it to the semifinals in 2015/16, a run that included wins over Bournemouth and Chelsea.
After a poor start to the season, Everton have climbed the table since the departure of Marco Silva. They followed a Duncan Ferguson inspired win over Chelsea with draws against Manchester United and Arsenal and further wins against Burnley and Newcastle, whilst their latest 2-1 defeat against Manchester City was no disgrace.
Liverpool vs Everton Head-To-Heads
However, Everton’s run of form started after a 5-2 defeat at Anfield. They also lost 1-0 at Anfield the previous season, as well as losing the FA Cup third round match at Anfield in 2017/18.