If you’re staying up for Tuesday’s Merseyside derby, here’s what you need to know about how to watch online and on TV
Is Everton vs Liverpool on TV tonight? Kick-off time and how to watch Premier League fixture
3.30pm kick-off (BT Sport 1)
Just four days out from the most important game of the season so far – and the likely battle for automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League – the EFL Cup clash between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park (BT Sport 1) promises to bring a worthwhile showdown between two strong sides.
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It’s going to be lively and fiery; the football will not necessarily be easy and dry. There will be catcalls, shoves and headbutts thrown about, and behind closed doors, there’ll be pizza. Such being the future of football.
Both teams arrived on Merseyside on Sunday, Everton for their match against Hull City – 3-0 winners – and Liverpool for their match with Watford, which they lost 2-1. Both have dominated the opening phase of the Premier League season, the Merseyside champions record seven wins and three draws, while Everton’s impressive campaign so far has netted three wins and a draw from seven games, though they have still drawn their opening two matches.
When they’re not fighting over who makes the best pie or who can catch the most schooners on the train, the pair have traditionally been fierce rivals since Sir Alex Ferguson started winding Everton up with his staccato, chopped-off instructions. They will have to take care of that this afternoon, though, and will no doubt be wondering what could have been had they allowed Dwight Tiendalli to join them in that sale of those few million bucks they had to pay to West Ham for Craig Bellamy in 2002.
There is one thing the teams are likely to be doing in the future which they are doing today (well, okay, there is one thing they’re not likely to be doing), which is unleashing Odion Ighalo on the Premier League. The Ghanaian, who was excellent for Wigan in their Cup tie against Sunderland last Tuesday, was signed by Liverpool as an 18-year-old, but endured a couple of difficult years with the Reds after only one start, but now looks to be settling in at Goodison Park. Another forward, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, is also on fire.
Alternatively, if you’re a Man City fan, the two sides clash in the first game of a daunting weekend which also includes a grudge match between the Manchester clubs, a trip to West Ham United and an ever-important match at home to Chelsea. Some big decisions have to be made this weekend, so tune in to Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park.
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When: Wednesday, 10 October, 19:45 GMT (Sky Sports Football)
Where: EFL Cup Round of 32 first leg: Championship side Bristol City will host Manchester United in what could be the final round-of-32 match at Ashton Gate.