Former Red Michael Owen believes that Liverpool will beat Everton at Goodison Park this weekend.

Owen said that the aforementioned Premier League fixture is the most anticipated Merseyside derby for quite some time.

Owen believes that the game could be a classic. Owen is backing the Reds to secure a 2-1 victory.

Owen told BetVictor: “This is the most anticipated Merseyside Derby in many a year.

“Who would’ve predicted out of the two sides that it would be Everton that go into the match with a 100% record? They have had some start, while Liverpool have had two weeks to lick their wounds after their 7-2 loss to Aston Villa.

“Will we see reaction? I think so. This could be a classic, and I’m taking the Reds to edge it in a close run match. 2-1.”

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

The last three times Liverpool have faced Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League, we have seen three goalless draws.

In other words, the last three Premier League Merseyside derbies at Goodison Park have been very boring.

We hope Owen is correct about this weekend’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park potentially being a classic. We are definitely due one.

One of our favourite Merseyside derbies was the 3-3 draw at Goodison Park back in 2013.

Sure, Liverpool did not win the game, but it was an entertaining match to watch. Both sides were attacking each other, which made a great spectacle.

Hopefully we can see something similar this weekend, but of course, we want Liverpool to win.

A win would take Liverpool to 12 points in the Premier League this season. As things stand, Everton have currently secured 12 points to begin the new season.

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