Everton vs Liverpool is always a game to get the pulses racing. Because, in all of our years watching the beautiful game, we have seen some poor quality games between these sides.
But we have seldom seen the lack of effort which makes some ties truly boring.
No, these two always go at it. Not only because they want to give their fans a spectacle. But because they have over 100 years of truly competitive rivalry.
Liverpool are seemingly some way ahead of Everton right now and have to be considered genuine title challengers this term.
But this game is exactly the sort of tie which separates the pretenders from the most serious title challengers.
Because with Chelsea storming away with it right now, after 11 straight wins, Liverpool need to take something from this game.
Even with their injury worries mounting Liverpool have more than enough quality to get this game won. Liverpool have eight doubtful players but, among those, only Matip and Coutinho are certain starters when fit.
As for Everton they have endured an underwhelming season as Ronald Koeman gets to grips with his new circumstances.
But that win against Arsenal was a real confidence booster and if they can keep this game tight TFF believes they could even sneak it.
But, like all good journalists, we are going to have to sit on the fence with this one.
Everton’s home advantage means that, unless they get caught early on the counter, they will portably see this one out.
PREDICTION: EVERTON 0 – LIVERPOOL 0