Everton defender Seamus Coleman says that the Blues won’t be changing their approach to the game to try and stifle Liverpool when the two sides meet at Anfield on Sunday.
Everton go to Anfield where the home side have conceded just once in the Premier League this season, often scoring more than two goals per game in winning, although they failed to lay a glove on Manchester City in their only real test at home.
Coleman, though, says that Everton won’t go to Anfield and fail to turn up. He says that there will be nothing of the teams of the past decade or so where fear was a major factor in the week leading up to the Merseyside derby.
Everton have kept just one clean sheet in the Premier League away from home this season, but that was the last away trip to Chelsea, so will be looking positively towards the fixture.
Speaking to The Star, Coleman said, “Look, I don’t want to say the same old things I have said before every derby and then we don’t turn up.
“We have to turn up and do it on the pitch. We don’t want to make all the headlines and then the fans go we have heard that before. We have to turn up.”
“We won’t change the way we play or anything like that, like maybe we have in the past, it won’t be a case of going there for a draw.
“The manager sets us up to win every game and hopefully the lads will then step up to the occasion.
“I think the players we have signed we will be going into this derby with a fresh approach.”