The perfect homecoming for Kenny Dalglish?

Derby day concludes with what is, quite simply, one of the biggest games of the season. Everton were good value for their 2-0 win when these two sides met earlier in the year, however the atmosphere for what will be Kenny Dalglish’s return to Anfield should be extraordinary.

David Moyes has allowed Nigerian striker, Yakubu, to leave the club on loan for the rest of the season. Considering the lack of attacking options available to the Scot, such a move is a surprise, however it may be an indication that some added firepower could be added before the end of the window.

Everton won well at home against Spurs last time out, and a repeat performance against Liverpool could well be enough to secure all three points on Merseyside. The difficulty for Dalglish is that his squad has a real lack of quality running through it, and if any of the club’s key players are absent there is a frightening lack of menace or purpose.

Much has been made of a perceived lack of confidence in the Liverpool squad, however if the return of a club legend and a Merseyside derby aren’t enough to spark a revival, then Liverpool fans may be forced to consider a spring time scrap for survival.

Prediction: 1-0

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