Derby clashes are some of the most important matches for clubs over the course of the season.
One of the Premier League’s fiercest rivalries is between Liverpool and Everton, but the Reds have dominated their Merseyside neighbours in recent years.
Ahead of Sunday’s contest at Anfield, Everton tried to edge the mental challenge by turning the city’s iconic liver bird building blue.
The liver bird, which represents the city, is associated with the red half of Merseyside as the club carry it on their crest.
On Thursday, as part of Everton’s ‘Blue Crimbo’ celebrations, the club turned the building and the bird statue blue, which many fans took as a dig at Liverpool.
— Everton (@Everton) November 29, 2018
— David 1878 (@davidjbricey) November 29, 2018
Haha, Moshiri is on the wind up ???
— One Nil Everton (@OneNilEverton) November 29, 2018
It’s our City…..so GET OUT !!!
— Everton Basher (@EvertonRshite) November 29, 2018
Awesome, now there’s a statement….
— Andy Boyer (@boyer316) November 30, 2018
Beautiful … love how easy the reds fume ??
— Dnalssorc htiek (@dnalssorc) November 30, 2018
— David (@Banno78) November 29, 2018
— Parka Chimp (@empirethomson) November 29, 2018
So good turning it blue before the derby. I mean we own it now yeah? Should be blue 365 days a year
— Stephen MCP Brogarth (@SBrogarth) November 29, 2018
Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri recently purchased office space in the building.
The Toffees are underdogs heading into the clash at Anfield, but they are unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches and currently sit sixth in the table.
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