May 19, 2024

Chris Sutton predicts a close defeat for Liverpool versus Everton on Wednesday, April 24 at Goodison Park.

Both Merseyside sides won over the weekend, putting them on track to meet their season targets.

A win for the Toffees will effectively kill the Reds’ ambitions of winning the Premier League, which is exactly what the fans desire.

Sutton told the BBC, predicting a 2-1 victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side: “Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made a number of changes for Sunday’s win at Fulham, including keeping Mohamed Salah out, but they still won relatively easily.

“I can see this game proceeding in the same manner. Everton will give their all, of course, but the two goals they scored against Nottingham Forest came from outside the box, and they are not a team that creates a lot.

“Liverpool has more quality, so they should have plenty of opportunities. If they take them, they will triumph.

“This is the second of three consecutive away games for Klopp’s side, with a trip to West Ham coming up at the weekend. It appeared to be a difficult run at a critical point in the season, but they appear to be capable of completing it.

 

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Everton could look to get a point against Liverpool

Everton could try to sit deep and keep a compact shape to minimize Liverpool’s offensive options.
This would entail the Toffees players being disciplined in their positioning and limiting opportunities for Liverpool’s strikers to exploit, as they have been excellent defensively this season.

Another technique could be to aggressively press Liverpool’s defenders and midfielders, particularly in the defensive third.

This would try to disrupt Liverpool’s buildup play and cause turnovers in critical locations, potentially opening up counter-attacking opportunities for the hosts.

Sean Dyche’s team should also prioritize set pieces, both offensively and defensively.

They may minimize Liverpool’s aerial threat by defending corners and free kicks in a structured and combative manner.

In contrast, they might attempt to take advantage of their own set-piece opportunities, as these scenarios frequently result in goals against the run of play.

In other Everton news, following the Chelsea loss, a senior player may never start for the club again and is expected to leave in June.

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