The Premier League entertainment continues on Monday as Liverpool host fierce rivals Everton in a Merseyside derby that carries even more significance than usual.
Unlike in recent seasons when derby day arrived, Liverpool find themselves in turmoil - they sit tenth in the table - and are desperate to snap a four-game winless run in the Premier League.
Everton, meanwhile, remain in the bottom three despite last weekend's shock 1-0 win over league leaders Arsenal and still have plenty of work to do to ease their relegation fears.
Despite their struggles, Jurgen Klopp's Reds are 1/2 for victory with the Toffees 11/2 to land the upset. The pair shared the spoils in a goalless draw at Goodison Park in September and another point apiece is available at 10/3.
|What||Liverpool v Everton|
|When||20:00, Monday 13th February 2023|
|How to watch||Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League|
|Odds||Liverpool 1/2, Draw 10/3, Everton 11/2|
For one reason or another Liverpool are a shadow of their former selves and things have been so bad for the Reds that after 20 games they find themselves below the likes of Brighton, Brentford and Fulham in the table.
Injuries haven't helped their cause, but even so this season has been a huge decline for the Reds, who must respond to last weekend's 3-0 defeat at Wolves.
That hiding at Molineux came on the back of a goalless draw at home to Chelsea while their two matches prior to that saw them lose 3-0 at Brighton and 3-1 at Brentford.
Confidence has been severely dented and there is little evidence to suggest they are going to bounce back. At 1/2, they look short given the personnel they still have sidelined.
Diogo Jota is in contention to return, but Luis Diaz remains out while, it is defensive absentees that are the main concern.
With Ibrahima Konate and Virgil Van Dijk still out, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are likely to be the centre-back partnership and they looked all at sea against Wolves.
Liverpool have managed only one clean sheet in their last ten league games and backing Everton to score at 8/13 is a strong fancy.
Influential midfielder Thiago Alcantara is a doubt and with talisman Mohamed Salah out of form and Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez yet to put their best feet forward, all is not well and the beleaguered Reds are worth opposing again.
Klopp's crew have dropped points in 12 of their 20 league games this season and, with their star man Salah failing to fire, another setback is on the cards.
Sean Dyche made an immediate impact as Everton manager as his first game in charge of the Toffees resulted in a hard-fought 1-0 win at home to table-topping Arsenal.
Going back to basics proved key as James Tarkowski, one of Dyche’s former employees at Burnley, headed home the only goal of the game.
On the whole, it was exactly what the Toffees deserved and Dyche is going to make sure his team are set-up to frustrate the hosts, while posing plenty of threat on the counter-attack.
During his tenure at Burnley Dyche was a winning manager at Anfield and it is 11/2 he repeats the trick with his new-look Everton side on Monday.
There is every chance he could do so but backing Everton or Draw Double Chance at 6/4 may be the way to go as three of the last six rivalries have ended level.
Eight of the last 11 Merseyside derbies have featured two or fewer goals and Under 2.5 goals is an 11/10 chance, although Liverpool's defensive frailties makes that a risky proposition.
Everton went direct in their win over Arsenal, replicating a similar style to Dyche's Burnley and that could be a good formula against this depleted Liverpool defence.
The Toffees played with plenty of energy throughout and widemen Dwight McNeil and Alex Iwobi were looking to provide Dominic Calvert-Lewin with early crosses at every opportunity.
Calvert-Lewin had four shots against the Gunners, one of which forced a save from Aaron Ramsdale, and at 3/1 he makes appeal To Score anytime.
Everton played with plenty of width last weekend and they forced seven corners, with Tarkowski grabbing the winning goal from one of those set-pieces.
With no Van Dijk or Konate, Liverpool could be vulnerable from dead-ball situations and those Everton centre-backs could profit.