Everton boss Marco Silva has said that he and his side realise the importance of winning the Merseyside at Goodison Park on Sunday, and stressed the importance of the game for Liverpool too.
Silva had watched his side eventually brush aside a bruising Cardiff side in Wales in a 3-0 win, and said that he knows that the fans’ attention will be firmly fixed on Sunday afternoon’s meeting with Liverpool in which he says he wants to “give them a good feeling.”
The Portuguese manager, who remains under pressure at the helm of the Blues, says that it is entirely possible to get the win on Sunday, telling the BBC, “We have a big test on Sunday and I know how important it is for the fans and our opponents.
“We know how we lost the first game at Anfield and we can achieve victory at our own ground.”
On last night’s performance at Cardiff, Silva said that once Everton scored the first goal – a great finish from Gylfi Sigurdsson after Seamus Coleman had played one of his trademark balls into the box – they played with much more freedom and played the kind of football he is happier with.
He added, “We are happy with the win. We played with more freedom after the goal and you can see the type of football we can play. We were in command of the match.
“We had time to prepare which was important and we could work on what we wanted to. The most important thing for us is winning points to boost our confidence and now we have to rest and recover. “