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Everton v Liverpool: live

28 Oct 2012 12:48:23

Everton v Liverpool: live

Email nick.pearce@telegraph.co.uk with the answer to this question: Is this the mother of all derby matches? Latest EVERTON V LIVERPOOL, KICK-OFF 13.30 GMT 13.10 How much does the Merseyside derby mean to you? Here's Phil Neville's summary: For me losing to Liverpool is the worst thing that can happen to you. My wife knows that every time she arranges a Saturday night out it’s based on what the result of that day’s game is. If we lose, we don’t go out. Simple as that; I’m no good to anyone. And if we lose to Liverpool, she might as well cancel the rest of the month.13.07 Are we still tracking Kick It Out T-shirt wearing? If so, there's some players wearing them at Anfield. 13.01 Oh dear. Bad start. It's a 007-themed opening montage from Sky. Will the misery ever end? 12.59 Yesterday's live Premier League football on Sky and ESPN was some of the worst I have ever seen. Things can only get better as Super Sunday rolls into action. 12.48 We're all getting very excited about today's Premier League clash. But our Merseyside man Chris Bascombe says the battle between the two club's youth academies is even fiercer: When Everton and Liverpool resume hostilities at Goodison Park it will be a temporary sideshow compared to the ongoing battle for supremacy at youth level on Merseyside. For years, the rivals clubs have indulged in a turf war spread across city boundaries, opposing scouts diligently hunting the next Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard, emblems of the clubs' superior network of talent spotters. 12.44 TEAM NEWS: The Everton team has been named too. What do you make of today's line-ups? Mail me with your thoughts... Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Neville, Osman, Fellaini, Naismith, Mirallas, Jelavic. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Hibbert, Oviedo, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Vellios. 12.42 After a montage to kick-start your Sunday? Here you go: 12.38 Here's a stat that shows how well Everton have started the season: Twitter: OptaJoe - 8 - Only in 2004-05 (16 pts from 8 games) have Everton made a better start to a Premier League season than this campaign (15 pts). Platform.12.33 TEAM NEWS: Liverpool have named their starting line-up and the big news is that Jason Burt's contacts have done him proud. Brad Jones starts ahead of Reina. Liverpool: Jones, Enrique, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Gerrard, Allen, Sahin, Sterling, Suso, Suarez. Subs: Reina, Carragher, Shelvey, Coates, Downing, Henderson, Assaidi. 12.30 The big news this morning is from our very own newspaper, the Sunday Telegraph. We have a front-page report on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodger's shock decision to drop Pepe Reina from his starting XI. Here's Jason Burt's take on the news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to stick with Australian Brad Jones for the Merseyside derby, despite Spaniard Pepe Reina's recovery from a hamstring injury he picked up while on international duty. That would be a shock to Reina, who has been a permanent fixture since joining from Villarreal in 2005. Failure to dislodge Jones would ignite speculation about Reina’s long-term Liverpool future. 12.25 Good afternoon and thanks for joining me for this liveblog of the Merseyside derby. Blue v Red, Scouse v Scouse but also 5th v 13th. Everton are unbeaten in the league since Sept 1, while Liverpool have just two wins to their name all season. A win for Everton would see them enter the top four, while victory for Liverpool would only just see them sneak into the top half of the table. Clearly this tale of one city stars two teams with very differing fortunes this term. You cannot say that two-and-a-bit months of football represents a power shift but the idea that Liverpool are consistently superior performers seems a dated concept. In his 20 league meetings with Liverpool, Everton manager David Moyes has only won three, drawn five and lost 12, taking a modest 14 points from a possible 60. Today represents a fantastic chance for him to add to that total. Match Notes Not since Roy Evans in 1994 has a newly appointed Liverpool manager won his first derby. Brendan Rodgers hopes to achieve what was beyond Gerard Houllier, Rafa Benitez, Roy Hodgson and Kenny Dalglish (2nd time around), sampling instant victory in the fixture that matters most to supporters. Everton are stronger and head into the game clear favourites, but they've often failed to hit their stride when faced with elevated expectations – last year's FA Cup semi-final still a sore memory. Betting: Home 8-5, Away 8-5, Draw 11-5. Stat of the game: This fixture has produced more red cards than any other in the Premier League with 20 sent off in Merseyside derbies. 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