MATCH EVERTON LIVERPOOL Both teams want to win this Mersey derby. No advantage in terms of motivation STATE OF FORM Everton are coming out of a disappointing last year that ended insufficiently 12th in the Premier League. The arrival on the bench of Carlo Ancelotti last December coincided with a clear recovery in the standings.
Eager to offer a very competitive squad to the charismatic Italian coach, the executives have made great efforts in the transfer market this summer.
The Toffees have started this new year perfectly and they occupy the head of the Premier League. Everton have won their 4 league games played at Tottenham (0-1), West Bromwich (5-2), Crystal Palace (1-2) and Brighton (4-2). Also qualified for the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup, the team has won its 7 matches in all competitions so far. Ultra domineering last season, Liverpool were crowned champions of England for the first time since 1990. Without competition, the Mersey club finished the championship with 18 points ahead of their closest pursuer. This season, the Reds first lost the Community Shield to Arsenal (1-1, loss on penalties) before winning their first 3 league games (Leeds, Chelsea and Arsenal). Just before the break, they conceded a setback as heavy as it was unexpected on the lawn of Aston Villa (7-2). In the Carabao Cup, Liverpool fell at home against Arsenal in the round of 16 (0-0, elimination following penalties). Small Everton advantage on form
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