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Liverpool looking to build momentum after narrow escape
Liverpool’s previous two victories could not have been more dissimilar. They broke the Premier League record of beating Bournemouth by 9 to 0. Jurgen Klopp’s team was disappointed to have failed in their three previous fixtures. The demolition of Bournemouth provided a quick boost for the side. They will be wary about falling out of title race at this stage.
Their win over Newcastle United was closer. Alexander Isak was the first to give the visitors Anfield the lead. Roberto Firmino then equalized just after the hour. Liverpool tried to win the match, but Newcastle was equally frustrated. Isak’s goal for Newcastle was disallowed after a video assistant referee ruled that Isak was offside. Newcastle was further frustrated when Fabio Carvalho scored the winning goal for Liverpool in the 8th minute of extra time.
It was an important moment. Although it seems a bit ridiculous to say such things so early in the season but Manchester City’s unwavering determination means Liverpool will have a mountain to climb if they lose to Newcastle. They would be seven points behind champions who don’t seem to slowing down anytime soon. A draw would have put them at 7 points.
Liverpool now wants to build momentum ahead of the Premier League pauses this month for Nations League matches, and other pre-World Cup friendlies. They will be facing Chelsea, Wolves, Everton and Wolves before that. Klopp wants at least seven points in those matches – and Klopp started with three of them this weekend.
Everton Needs Quality.
Everton is one of the three Premier League sides yet to win this season. After a series of 1-0 defeats at Chelsea and Aston Villa, they were able to draw with Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United in three straight 1-1 matches. Everton has shown grit, determination and perseverance so far. However, these two qualities alone won’t be enough to get them out of the bottom three.
In the end, the summer transfer window was a success for the Toffees. Although there was speculation of interest elsewhere, Anthony Gordon (and Dominic Calvert-Lewin) are still with the club. Richarlison was not able to leave, however, the sale proceeds helped fund Neal Maupay’s moves, Dwight McNeil and Amadou Onana, and the defense is strengthened with the signings Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, and James Tarkowski.
On deadline day Everton signed Idrissa Gueye, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, and also bought James Garner, Manchester United’s, from Manchester United. After all new players are integrated, and Calvert-Lewin is close to a return, Everton should be able to build a team capable of climbing the league table.
Frank Lampard may be in danger of losing his job. Frank Lampard, the former Chelsea manager, fulfilled his mandate by keeping Everton within the Premier League last year. But he needs to prove that he can keep the club out of the relegation fight this time.
Everton’s Struggles in This Fixture Set to Continue on Saturday
Everton fans have not had much to cheer over the last 12 months or so, but Goodison Park will be rocking on Saturday despite the early kick-off. Everton will leave their historic home at the end of the 2023/24 season, and although their new riverside stadium will provide much better facilities, it will struggle to replicate Goodison’s ferocious atmosphere for games like this. This is an old soccer field and will soon be replaced by the Premier League.
Unfortunately for Everton, raucous noise from the stands only gets you so far. The Toffees are able to keep Liverpool at bay in the last five Goodison matches. Even though this Everton team seems willing to play, it lacks the ability to compete with opponents who seem to be in their stride.
Liverpool was victorious at this venue last season with a score of 4-1, however that is an exception. Merseyside derbies are low scoring and we don’t anticipate any goals this weekend. We expect a Liverpool win and below 3.5 goals to be the best.
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How to Watch Everton vs Liverpool
Teams Everton vs Liverpool Location Goodison Park, Liverpool, England Time Saturday, 3 September 2022, 7. 30 AM EST How to watch USA Network, fuboTV