Everton v Liverpool: Five Key Battles Of The Merseyside Derby Including Martin Skrtel Against Romelu Lukaku

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Whoever comes on top here will surely take home the points tomorrow…

Everton and Liverpool play each other in Saturday’s Premier League late kick-off with both sides having under-performed somewhat so far in the season.

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This Saturday’s derby will be Steven Gerrard’s last before he jets off to Los Angeles to play in the MLS with LA Galaxy at the end of the season.

The Reds will start the day off in seventh position and four points off the Champions League places so, will be dying to stay in touch with the top four and take all three points at Goodison Park.

The Toffees on the other hand sit in 12th and are seven points away from dropping into the relegation zone, somewhere no-one predicted Roberto Martinez and his side would be come the end of the season.

It’s likely to be a full blooded affair like most Merseyside derbies and both sides will be doing all the can to triumph, CaughtOffside takes a look at five battles which will likely decide the outcome.

Martin Skrtel vs. Romelu Lukaku

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This one will be a physical battle, something which neither of these players are shy of and it’s not an unreasonable expectation for cards of either colour to be issued to one or both of them.

Both of these men are incredibly important for their respective sides and with Martin Skrtel fresh from a winning performance against Bolton Wanderers in midweek, he is likely to be full of confidence and ready for the man mountain of Romelu Lukaku.

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