The Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton has been coined as the "dirtiest game" after 20 players were sent-off in the last fifteen years. On Oct. 28, the intense rivalry between the two football clubs will once again be renewed. Everton ended up finishing ahead of Liverpool in last season's standings and have also gotten off to a far better start than their opponent.
After more than ten years as the skipper for Everton, David Moyes' squad has only beaten the Reds in four matchups. The club's record against Liverpool hasn't improved as of late either with the team only winning once and losing seven in the last ten games.
Fourth in the table before the start of the weekend's games, Everton should be headed into their match with Liverpool with high confidence. However, their consistency has swayed slightly as they've walked away with draws in the past two games against Wigan and Queens Park Rangers.
Unlike Moyes, Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers will lead his team against Everton for the very first time. It hasn't been an easy season for the former Swansea boss thus far, but their have been indications that the team is headed for a turnaround. In their last three games, Liverpool appears to have minimized their mishaps and kept clean sheets.
The biggest issue for Liverpool has been their lack of goal scoring. The team has only hit the back of the net twice in their last two games, which were against Reading last weekend and Anzhi Makhachkala on Thursday in a Europa League showdown.
CLICK HERE to watch Liverpool vs. Everton in English Premiere League action via live stream. Coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. GMT on Sunday, Oct. 28. The probable lineups can be viewed below.
Howard-Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines-Naismith, Neville, Osman, Mirallas-Fellaini-Jelavic
Reina-Wisdom, Skrtel, Aggert, Johnson-Allen, Sahin, Gerrard-Suso, Suarez, Sterling