Liverpool and Everton go head to head this Wednesday in the Premier League and this is without a doubt one of the biggest Merseyside Derbies in recent memory.
The Anfield outfit have not been in fine sync during the past couple of weeks but somehow have been able to grind out results whereas Everton manager Marco Silva is in the risk of losing his job and the Derby might be his last game in charge.
Despite so much resting on this game, according to Charlie Nicholas, both Liverpool and Everton will not be thinking about these factors and the only thing on their mind will be to inflict pain and humiliation onto their arch-rivals.
Nicholas wrote for Sky Sports: “I watched the Liverpool match for Soccer Saturday at the weekend and in the end, they deserved to win.
“But the three points didn’t come without a struggle. They were hanging on at the end and the defensive frailties were highlighted once more.
“Alisson will miss the derby match and his replacement Adrian was a bag of nerves when he came on.
“Liverpool do not have the same rhythm of last season but they do know how to get results, and got there in the end on Saturday.
“Meanwhile, Everton lost this fixture last season to a last-minute Divock Origi goal. Marco Silva, who is another manager in serious danger, is saying that he has no interest in talking about his job.
“He knows what is in store, but he may be out soon. I am just not sure how soon.
“If they get beat by three or four I think it will be over for Silva on Thursday. What happens after that? Does David Moyes come in and save the day or do they twist and go with Eddie Howe to build a project? It’s a big call for the decision-makers at Everton.
“This game is a different scenario though – it’s the derby. The two sides will not be thinking about anything that’s to come around the corner.
“Liverpool will want to rub Everton’s noses in it. Everton will park the bus, but Liverpool will be comfortable.”