Everton will look to beat Liverpool for the first time since October 2010 when the Merseyside rivals meet in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
It does seem incredible that Everton have not overcome their bitter rivals for almost eight years, with Liverpool utterly dominating this fixture in recent seasons.
Sam Allardyce’s side won back-to-back Premier League matches against Brighton & Hove Albion and Stoke City last month before being brought back to earth with a 3-1 defeat at home to runaway leaders Manchester City last weekend.
The Everton supporters will be looking for a response at Goodison Park this weekend, but it seems that not many are confident of their team’s chances of picking up a result.
Toffees full-back Seamus Coleman, who has been tipped to become the new Everton captain, attempted to rally the troops with some words on the derby. However, it appears that Coleman’s quotes have fallen on deaf ears.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
? | "We need to step up to the plate for the fans. I can't wait."
Seamus Coleman is well up for his first Merseyside derby since returning from injury.
— Everton (@Everton) April 3, 2018
5 mins into the derby 0-2 down, 94% possession to Liverpool:
"We need to look at ourselves, do better for the fans and go again in 2025" – Insert anyone at the club
— C.M.J.D (@CMJD1969) April 3, 2018
I can't wait either ……. for it to be over.
— Brendan Connolly (@BlueBren) April 3, 2018
Sick and tired of players saying can’t wait for the next game. Been saying it all season and don’t turn up and perform. Just do it on the day.
— Steve Graves (@Steliameg) April 3, 2018
All talk ?
— Eleanor (@elle4efc) April 3, 2018
Yeah, it's all scripted. Be better to remain quiet and let their feet do the talking
— dt (@RyderSezLesbos) April 3, 2018
We’ve been waiting for Everton to step up all season, can’t see it happening any time soon ???
— Peter Jones (@PGJ9) April 3, 2018
I’m hearing a lot as usual but it doesn’t transfer to the pitch. I CAN wait for this game
— Sebual P (@SebualP) April 3, 2018
This gets said before every single derby
— Mark (@TheMarkEnd) April 3, 2018