Merseyside Derby: Liverpool & Everton fight for Pride of the City

Merseyside Derby : Liverpool and Everton fight for Pride of the City

It is nearly upon us. The day when a city divided in Red and blue fuse in a cauldron of Singing, chanting and witty banter . It’s about pride, it’s about bragging rights, but for this particular clash, its about the 3 points.

Everton are in glorious form, much of which can be attributed to the goal scoring heroics of Romelo Lukaku , who has been  prolific in front of goal. An amazing statistic shows that the highest scoring players in the EPL before they turned 24 have all come from Liverpool and Everton:

Michael Owen – 110 Goals in 198 games
Robbie Fowler – 106 Goals in 183 games
Wayne Rooney – 86 goals 223 Games
Romelu Lukaku – 81 goals in 177 games

It’s a bittersweet situation for Toffee supporters as they are now resigned to the fact that he will not be signing a new contract. It kinda feels like Suarez in his last season for Liverpool, scoring goals with sniper precision and cheers a galore, but it was an open secret that he would be off in the summer.

Liverpool have a similar scenario now as well, with Philippe Coutinho subject to more interest from Barcelona. Neymar’s been adding more salt to the metaphoric wound, saying Coutinho would be a perfect fit for Barcelona. And we all know that once Barcelona ( or Real Madrid) come in for players of South American heritage its practically a done deal without a pen even being lifted.

Coutinho has been off the boil in recent weeks for Liverpool, “coming back from injury” has been the go-to excuse. Worryingly, he has been surprisingly good for Brazil, which only adds more fuel to the speculation that his head may have been turned already.

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I have been a fan of Liverpool FC since 1978. I love everything and anything about the club. Like every fan , I share with them the joys and disappointment as well. I love to write and share information I have discovered on the web. Born and bred in the sunny island of Singapore. This is my first attempt to blog. I welcome advise from fans on how to improve it. Thanks for reading about me. I hope you enjoy reading my articles. You Never Walk Alone
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