The Toffees may have only lost one league match out of their last eleven but that hasn’t stopped them being made underdogs for Sunday’s derby at Anfield. It’s clear that they’ll be looking for revenge after an unjust 2-1 reverse at Goodison Park earlier in the season, where two Dirk Kuyt penalties gave Liverpool the three points.
Everton keeper is clearly aware of how important this match is, with the official Everton website reporting that the stakes have never been higher for him and his club.
Howard told evertonTV: “I don’t think you ever need any added incentive in derbies but there will be this year because of how close we are.
“We are looking to get a result but that would be the case no matter what.”
Rafael Benitez will certainly have to get his thinking cap on with regard to team selection, especially with three matches against Arsenal following this match, which will also go a long way in determining whether the Reds season will be regarded as a success or not. Can the Toffees get a result? The neutrals will certainly be hoping so.