Joel Robles was on the receiving end of a four-goal hammering at Liverpool last season but insists the time is right for Everton to win at Anfield for the first time since 1999
Joel Robles is preaching positivity before the 228th Merseyside derby. The Spanish goalkeeper claims Everton are feeling positive nine times in the course of a 12-minute interview and strays from the mantra only once when declaring that they "need to kill" Liverpool. Once is enough.
It is an ill-advised comment, especially considering Everton have had twice as many players sent off in the derby as their rivals – 18 to Liverpool's nine – and one that perhaps partly explains their woeful record in the fixture in the 21st century. Emotion has often got the better of Everton on derby day and Anfield appears to generate added tension.