PL Preview: Merseyside Derby a chance for Liverpool to build momentum

Seamus Coleman of Everton battles for possesion with Leroy Sane of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park

PL Preview: Merseyside Derby a chance for Liverpool to build momentum

This one sees the Reds in third place in the league with 66 points and flying high after crushing Manchester City 3-0 in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg earlier in the week.

"If you buy some quality players like Wilshere and Jones then you have a good chance to reach top five, top six in the league and these players will help". The Senegalese flyer has been overshadowed for long chunks of the season but has scored nine goals since the turn of the year, including two in his last two games.

"I would not risk any player, not just Mo, it would be the same situation". "If we had to play Liverpool in a derby match, it's a good time to do that, I don't think there's any doubt about that".

"If Jurgen changes the team it'll still be strong and fresh". But Jürgen has a very strong squad and they haven't let him down all season.

He continued: "So you create the stir but for me that's only a small minority".

"You can imagine we have tried everything to make him (Salah) available", said Klopp at his pre-match press conference.

"Jurgen Klopp remained calm after another win over the Premier League leaders and knows his team face another examination before their minds can turn to completing the job at the Etihad next week".

"Because that will be really tough, and probably Everton are more happy about the game (kickoff time) than we are, and that's not fair".

"You always want to be involved in the game's that matter to the people of the city".

After a disappointing and embarrassing outing against Manchester City last weekend, Everton are now pumped up for their clash against Liverpool this weekend. They have a good home record. Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie will be the wide men providing a pacy outlet on the flanks, with Cenk Tosun leading the line for the hosts. If they have struggled, I don't know if they see it like that, it was more away, but they have now won at Stoke.

"I think each Evertonian thinks that, at Goodison, there must be a few extra per cent of desire (in a derby)".

"Congratulations. Everton can now go ahead and make shuffle a few First Division titles and FA Cups aside to make room for the 'We finished above the absolute worst team in the division" trophy in their display case.

"The capability of these two teams is astonishing". 14 of those dismissals have gone to Everton over the 51 games, but Liverpool are not entirely blameless either when the roughhousing comes up.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are the picture of rude health and look set to progress to the semi final of the Champions League.

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