Calvert-Lewin can rise to the occasion at Anfield

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Adrian Clarke explains how the young Everton forward can thrive for Sam Allardyce in Merseyside derby. Can Sam Allardyce inspire a statement performance from Everton in his first taste of the Merseyside derby?

Adrian Clarke picks out a homegrown star who will be central to the Toffees’ hopes of a first success at Anfield since 1999.

Keeping tight

To contain Liverpool’s outstanding forward line it’s clear Everton will need to retain an immensely tight shape without the ball, squeezing the space in which Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah like to operate.

Getting their distances right between the lines, and from their back four to their goalkeeper, is an absolute must.

However, it is also imperative Everton ease pressure on their defensive players by offering a genuine threat at the other end of the pitch.

And in Dominic Calvert-Lewin they have a player who can give Liverpool headaches on Sunday.

Pace on the break

The 20-year-old offers tremendous pace on the counter-attack.

Officially the quickest player on Everton’s books, Calvert-Lewin will naturally look to run in behind his




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