Marco Silva says Everton must give more than 100% if they are to beat Liverpool in Sunday’s Merseyside derby.
It is now 18 meetings in all competitions since Everton last tasted derby success, their last win over eight years ago in October 2010, and ahead of this weekend’s clash at Goodison, manager Silva insists his side must be prepared to ‘do more’ to earn a result.
“First we must be ourselves, to believe in ourselves,” Silva told his pre-match press conference.
“Of course it’s a long time without a win for us as a football club (in the derby), that means it’s a difficult match. If we can perform the way we did in the first game in December it will be very good because we were very close to winning the match. We deserved something more.
“It was a different part of the season for sure but we have to be ourselves first and be competitive, and derbies normally are very tough matches. The last one was very good but most derbies aren’t very good.
“We have to do our best and 100% is sometimes not enough. In some moments you have to do more.”
Everton played well in the last meeting between the sides at Anfield in December, but lost the game in dramatic circumstances, when a howler from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, allowed Divock Origi to seal a win for the Reds in injury time.