Everton & Liverpool share similar football style, says Roberto Martinez
Everton boss Roberto Martinez believes the Toffees and Liverpool share a similar football philosophy ahead of next weekend's derby
Roberto Martinez says he relishing a “special” Merseyside derby next weekend.
Second-placed Liverpool make the trip to Goodison Park to face Martinez’s men, who are currently sixth in the Premier League table, on Saturday.
It will be Martinez’s first taste of the derby following his appointment as David Moyes’ successor at the Toffees earlier this summer.
And the Spaniard, who met with Liverpool owner John W Henry before the Reds appointed Brendan Rodgers in May 2012, believes there are similarities in style between both clubs.
“You can tell it’s got a special feel about it and especially now that both teams are in very good positions after strong starts to the season,” Martinez told Everton’s website.
“I think the two teams are now sharing a similar football style, which is going to make it a really fascinating game of football.
“I think from every single angle you want to measure a derby game; this one could be as good as any if you are looking throughout the football world. I think the quality that the two squads are bringing to the game is going to make it a special football game.”