Joe Allen has called for Liverpool fans to trust the squad ahead of Wednesday’s Merseyside derby against Everton.
“We know how much this fixture means to the fans,” he said (via Echo).
“With the game being rearranged, the derby has sort of snuck up on both clubs. That’s no bad thing in some ways. Our focus has been on getting results in other games. We’ve had some exciting fixtures in recent weeks and now Everton is the next one to look forward to.
“No matter where the clubs are in the table, there is always a lot riding on this game. This is the fixture that every supporter and player of both clubs looks for the second the fixtures come out.
“It’s that type of game. It means so much to the people of the city and to everyone involved. Trust me, the lads here know what this means and we want to do everything we possibly can to get a win over our biggest rivals.”
Everton go into the match on a five-game winless streak, having lost to Man Utd and Arsenal and drawn with Watford, Palace, and Southampton.
They are currently 11th in the table – ten points behind us. A win for us would put us 6th, two points behind Van Gaal’s United squad.