By Sam Stone

2nd Sep, 2022 | 9:32am

Trevor Sinclair: Everton have a chance and could cause Liverpool problems

Trevor Sinclair believes that Everton will be a tougher test for Liverpool than Newcastle in this weekend’s Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park.

The Toffees head into the fixture without a Premier League victory in the 2022/23 season but are currently unbeaten in three matches.

Liverpool come into the match off the back of a last-gasp victory against the Magpies at Anfield after an indifferent start to their Premier League campaign.

Sinclair feels that Frank Lampard’s side do have a chance against their Merseyside rivals and they could cause Jurgen Klopp’s side problems.

Talking on talkSPORT Breakfast on Friday 2 September [08:22] ,Sinclair said: “I think [Everton will be a tougher test than Newcastle].

“When you look at Neal Maupay, he’s a really talented player and could be a focal point for Everton going forward which is what they’ve missed.

“In midfield, they look strong with Onana, I think he’s added an extra layer to their game.

“Obviously Gordon staying is a massive bonus and Gray has been in good form, so I think they could cause problems for Liverpool.

“With the form that Liverpool have been in, there’s a chance for Everton.”

Win is coming

For Everton to only have three points on the board after their first five games seems a little bit harsh after their performances.

Now that the transfer window has slammed shut, Lampard now knows exactly what he is working with.

The arrival of Neal Maupay should ease his woes slightly and hopefully see the goals flow at Goodison Park.

It had been reported by Lancs Live journalist Elliot Jackson (via Twitter, 1 September) that Everton made a last-minute move for Ben Brereton Diaz, but it appears that Maupay will be the man Lampard entrusts to lead the line this season.

Everton have been solid defensively and have played some good football this season under Lampard.

Liverpool’s short trip to Goodison Park is an excellent chance for the Toffees to make a statement to the rest of the Premier League.

Klopp’s men haven’t been at their best so there is definitely an opportunity for the Toffees to pick up a positive result this weekend.

Everton will need Anthony Gordon at his very best and will also be hoping for Maupay to hit the ground running.

After their recent performances, the Toffees will be desperate to put right their miserable Merseyside Derby record.