It’s been almost twenty years since Liverpool lost four back to back Premier League (PL) games, however, the ‘Reds’ are nearly doing exactly that in the event that they can’t get an outcome against wild Merseyside rivals Everton. Anyway, this is a side Liverpool are unbeaten against in 23 serious H2Hs – their longest run against a solitary adversary since the club was shaped in 1892 – and a group they haven’t let lead in any of the previous 14 PL derbies.
The second-snappiest objective in a PL Merseyside derby (two minutes, 15 seconds) gave Liverpool the opener in the converse apparatus (2-2), however, they haven’t scored before HT in their past four matches at Anfield as they bear a five-game winless PL streak here (D2, L3) – they’re most noticeably awful since 2002/03.
It’s unmistakable tending to that first-half hoodoo could be the way to all the more likely home structure, and reviewing upbeat recollections of the last PL H2H here – when Everton surrendered four first-half objectives without precedent for this derby since 1935 – could be the impetus. Everton likewise surrendered first for a fourth sequential game as they lost 3-1 in midweek (W1, D1, L2), a concern considering they’ve yielded the opener in nine straight H2Hs at Anfield. [Read more…]