Ex-striker states his prediction for Liverpool v Everton
Dean Saunders is backing Liverpool and Everton to play out a high-scoring Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday afternoon
Dean Saunders is backing Liverpool and Everton to play out a high-scoring Premier League game in the Merseyside derby on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds are the Premier League’s leading goal-scorers after finding the back of the net 61 times in 29 games in the 2016-17 campaign – two more than first-placed Chelsea.
Jurgen Klopp’s summer signing Sadio Mane has scored 12 times and has made five assists in 26 appearances in the Premier League since his big-money summer move.
Everton, on the other hand, are the seventh-highest goal-scorers in the English top flight after a return of 51 goals.
However, the Toffees have the Premier League’s form striker in the shape of Belgium international Romelu Lukaku.
The former Chelsea striker has scored 10 times in his last five games in all competitions for club and country ahead of Saturday’s derby.
Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ about Liverpool’s home clash against Everton, former Wales striker Saunders predicted an entertaining derby clash.
“If it ends in a 0-0 draw, I’d be very surprised,” Saunders said.
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Liverpool were 1-0 winners against Everton at Goodison Park back in December.