Premier League Preview: Liverpool vs. Everton

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  • Liverpool leads all-time series 73W-60D-57L
  • Everton hasn’t won at Anfield since 1999
  • Reds have a point or more in 8-straight vs. Toffees

The Premier League weekend begins with two teams desperately seeking a win, as Stoke City rolls into Loftus Road to try and add to the woes of Harry Redknapp and Queens Park Rangers (Watch coverage at 7:45am ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).

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Everton is well down the table with just five points through five games, but Liverpool has only done them better by a single point. Both teams will look to jumpstart disappointing campaigns with an impressive win on Saturday.

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What they’re saying

Brendan Rodgers on the congested schedule“We’re adapting to the midweek games now and we’re trying to maximise the preparation time that we can. We didn’t start at all last weekend, we were 2-0 down in seven minutes. It wasn’t good for us. Certainly guys like Steven, Dejan [Lovren], the likes of Martin Skrtel, Alberto Moreno and others will be fresh and ready for the game. They’ll hopefully be fresh, fit and looking forward to the game.”

Everton back Phil Jagielka on the rivalry: “It is a local derby and we all know how desperate we are to win there but we don’t want to go there and purely think about records. I’ve always been desperate to win every time we’ve been to Anfield and after the results we’ve had in the past, the feeling on the coach afterwards is not a nice feeling. We’re all desperate to win and if I’m captain at the time when we do get that win, then that is an added bonus but it’s all about the team performing to a decent level.”

Prediction

This is a terrible game to predict. Liverpool is the bettor’s choice, but the match is at Anfield. Otherwise, there’s little else to divide the teams… besides history. Give us the safe choice: Liverpool, 2-1.