I don’t care for ‘derbies’.

By that, I don’t mean I dislike the actual fixture as if that’s enough of a revelatory statement to open this fabulous piece of writing with, because that’s a given fact; I’m an Evertonian.

What I do actually mean by that is that I don’t really see anything more special about this game than any of the other games against top sides. While I’ve been consciously going to watch Everton, I’ve never seen us win a ‘derby’, I’ve never seen us play well in one, and I can’t see that changing. Liverpool are one of our bogey sides, that’s obvious, and with us only winning one home game since November, this fixture isn’t exactly coming at an optimal time.

I don’t care for the fanfare around this game, as if some sort of miraculous intervention may lead to the greatest act of God since Jesus’ face appeared on toast, which would be an Everton win.

However come Sunday, I’m sure if we do manage to do the unthinkable, I’ll be as proudly fickle as ever and boast about how I love ‘derbies’ and how March 4th 2019 was one of my favourite days at Goodison!

Here’s the team I would select to face the Reds: