Paul Ince: I’d have no Toffee in a combined Liverpool/Everton XI

Paul Ince is not one to sugar-coat things, but it looks like he’s not sweet on any of Everton’s current squad when compared to those across Stanley Park…


If you look at the Liverpool team right now, and the way they’re playing, they’re on a different level to Everton.

It’s very hard to imagine any Toffee getting into a combined XI with The Reds.

However, I really like what Marco Silva is doing at Goodison Park, they’re improving a lot under him.

I don’t mean to be disrespectful to Everton, it’s just that Liverpool have set such a high standard at the moment.

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I do reckon there are a few Everton players who would definitely get into the Liverpool matchday squad at the minute, and be challenging for a first team place.

Richarlison is a wonderful player, Seamus Coleman would push Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back, Pickford surely would fit in at Anfield, and Gylfi Sigurdsson is a class operator.

Forget about the disappointment against Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool are flying and this is a completely different game. I expect them to remain dominant on Merseyside.

Derbies are, of course, always tough, and difficult to predict, but Jurgen Klopp has created something special at Anfield.

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