Everton fans loving the club’s liver bird dig at Liverpool ahead of Merseyside derby

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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.

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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