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Liverpool vs Everton live: Follow all of the latest from the Merseyside derby

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Liverpool midfielder Roberto Firmino
Liverpool midfielder Roberto Firmino

Welcome to The Independent's live blog for Liverpool vs Everton from Anfield in the Premier League.

Liverpool vs Everton (8pm)

Toffees last won at Anfield in 1999

Everton are without a win in their last six league games

Also tonight:

West Ham vs Watford (7.45pm)

Hammers are unbeaten in eight league games

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace (8pm)

United can close gap on fourth-placed Arsenal to one point with win

Palace have never beaten United in a Premier League match

Follow the latest below:

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp turned up the pressure on Everton ahead of the 226th Merseyside derby by questioning whether they can handle the demands of success at the end of a season.

The Toffees head to Anfield, where they have not won since 1999, with one eye on Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley.

This fixture was bumped from its original weekend because of Liverpool's involvement in the Capital One Cup final but, with FA Cup replays and a run to the Europa League last four, Klopp's side have been playing twice a week almost all season.

Everton's progress in the FA Cup has also seen them require a midweek fixture at Crystal Palace last week but Klopp suggested that was the exception rather than the rule.

And with a crucial weekend semi-final for counterpart Roberto Martinez coming up, the Reds boss is unsure how they will handle this game.

"I know all about Everton and have met a lot of people and it's a big and very successful club in the past, but I don't know exactly what the situation is exactly there with the semi-final coming up," he said.

"They are not used to, at the end of the season, playing two games a week too often.

"Last week they had this situation, this week they have this situation, at the end of these two weeks it is a pretty important game for them.


51 min WHU 2-0 WAT Abdi fires over from a Jurado cross early in the second half in East London.

James Mariner20 April 2016 20:54

53 min WHU 3-0 WAT - GOAL! Yet another penalty conceded by Watford - Mark Noble dispatches this one and the Hammers are three up. 

James Mariner20 April 2016 20:55

FULL-TIME MAN 2-0 CRY This match was over a long time ago, to be honest. Both these sides have FA Cup semi-finals to look forward to this weekend but it is the Old Trafford side who will head to Wembley in better mood, coasting to the three points against a Palace side still just above the relegation fight.

James Mariner20 April 2016 21:48

90 min LIV 4-0 EVE We're into seven minutes of injury time at Anfield.

James Mariner20 April 2016 21:51

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