Liverpool striker Origi ready for Merseyside derby 'war'
Dec 20 2016
Jurgen Klopp's side were top of the table briefly last month, and seem to have overcome the stumble since then that caused them to lose significant ground on current leaders Chelsea.
It was the striker who crafted Liverpool's victor, with his late effort rebounding off the post, allowing Mane to charge in and seal the three points.
Liverpool are set to take on Everton at Goodison Park on Monday, knowing that anything apart from a win will be a poor result as they are looking to keep up the pace with their fellow title contenders.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler believes that the Reds have the edge over Everton ahead of the Merseyside Derby and will prevail when the two teams go head to head on Monday.
As for every Liverpool game the high total is the favourite, but it doesn't look a bad price at [1.78], given 11 of their 16 have finished with three or moregoals scored.
We have had a fascinating weekend in the English Premier League. Everton, though, will be buoyed by their recent win over Arsenal and the enormity of the occasion should get the best out of star men Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley.
If the defender is absent, it will be a blow to the Reds' chances-it's no coincidence Liverpool's worst defensive performances this season have come without him in the side.
Everton also grabbed a much-needed win last week. A year ago we had a really good away atmosphere in Manchester for the Europa League against United. A Cesc Fabregas goal and a stupendous save from Thibaut Courtois in the last minute ensured that they were able continue their impressive run of victories in the league.
Everton have only one win in their past 19 league games against Liverpool going back to 2007.
Reds fans may be more concerned by Joel Matip, however, with Klopp confirming he would be assessed ahead of the game, per Mackay: "We haven't made a decision".
There was a good tempo in the opening exchanges, with both sides seeing a bit of the ball.
Chelsea are now seven points clear at the top of the table but Liverpool can reduce their lead to six and move up to second place with victory against Everton on Monday night.
"They are strong, doing well, but lost their way against Bournemouth and drew with West Ham".