Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford believes his side are capable of causing an upset in the upcoming Merseyside derby.
Carlo Ancelotti’s haven’t been too good against the Reds in the past few matches, posing a poor record against Liverpool and lost 5-2 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
Liverpool were on course to secure a first league title in over thirty years before play was halted. However, with nine games to go, the top-flight has been scheduled to resume on June 17.
The Toffees host Liverpool at the Goodison Park in their opener after suspension, and while they stand a little chance of beating Jurgen Klopp’s team, the England No.1 has backed his teammates to break the poor record in the derby.
“We want to win every game we play and any sort of derby match is massive for the fans and for players,” the Everton shot-stopper told Sky Sports News.
“We want to show how good we can be and we have an opportunity to beat them. We know they are a good side, they are top of the league. We just want to do our best and try to beat them.
“We know we have the ability in the squad to beat them. We just want to do it for ourselves and our fans.”
The break from action have given players a time off to have rest according to Pickdord despite the difficulties.
“Obviously it’s been difficult but it’s nice to spend time with your family and get a nice big break,” he said.
“I’ve not had a break from football since I was probably a 16-year-old – I’ve been in the England set up since then – so it’s nice for my mind and body to have a reset.
“We’re getting ready to go again but it’s been a nice eight or nine weeks off, in the sense of giving your body time to relax.”
The 26-year-old however is looking forward to getting back onto the scene once the Premier League restarts.
“I love constant football matches and I’ve been brought up on playing football every day,” he said.
“From that side of it, it’s easy for me. The biggest challenge will be making sure we get looked after well between the end of this season and going into next season.”