Rare Everton derby win would dent Liverpool's Premier League title hopes

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Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their third goal with team mates at Anfield in Liverpoop Februrary 27, 2019.

However, with Manchester City still in hot pursuit all attention now focuses to this Sunday as the Reds travel to near neighbours Everton in the Merseyside derby.

Bournemouth slumped to their ninth Premier League defeat in-a-row away from home on Wednesday night, when they were comprehensively beaten by a rampant Arsenal side 5-1.

Both teams have given up similar defensive xG totals - City 0.76 per game to Liverpool's 0.79 - and are thus averaging over a goal more than their opponents per game, though City's extra firepower will give them hope of overhauling their one-point deficit. That'll have Trent Alexander-Arnold licking his lips, and Virgi van Dijk will have good memories from his debut previous year.

"When I go there, I [just] think to win the game because representing the fans and the club is special".

"It's important. That's modern football", Klopp said.

"Hibs have a recruitment team who do a good job getting players in and I have said that in the last couple of windows these kind of people have been trying to get me in".

"I don't see any other player being in contention after the problem he had".

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"It looks really good but if he will be ready for Sunday (tomorrow), I don't know in this second". That helps a lot.

"That game was exceptional".

'I don't think I have ever been part of a game where somebody got a hat-trick in assists. He doesn't get on the scoresheet as much as he would like but he is pivotal in the squad in his work rate on and off the ball and helping to assist the likes of Mane and Salah. It was really cool.

Scotland global Robertson has been a particular revelation in Klopp's defence this season, at both ends of the field.

The Reds face another big challenge this weekend, with their locals rivals keen to damage their Premier League title hopes at Goodison Park.

He scored the last-minute victor that won the game at Anfield in December, following a disastrous mistake from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, and sparked a wild celebration from Klopp, who ran onto the pitch to hug his players.

"But one day before the game, the coach called me, he said "ok, we're going to make some changes and Sadio you have to play number 9". There will be more quality and a quicker tempo, but I'll just be helping the gaffer and John wherever I can.

Granted, the Belgian may not be able to record Salah-like numbers across an entire season, but he knows exactly where the goal is.

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