Liverpool fans cry conspiracy as Everton drop key players for Man City game 8 months ago

Liverpool fans cry conspiracy as Everton drop key players for Man City game

'Seriously , they could have at least tried to disguise it'.

Liverpool could do with a favour from their city rivals on Wednesday night.

Having failed to take full advantage of Manchester City's slip-up at Newcastle United last week by drawing their games with Leicester and West Ham, Liverpool could lose top spot in the Premier League to Pep Guardiola's side by the end of Wednesday night (even though they'll still have played one fewer game than City).

Everton stand in the way of City returning to the Premier League summit as they welcome the current champions to Goodison Park. Some Evertonians, however, have mixed feelings about the game. Whereas their own team's recent form means they'd probably welcome a win, the fact it might hand a massive title boost to Liverpool means that plenty of them - as one guy on Sky Sports made clear earlier in the day - would be happy to wait another few days for it...

Having seen Everton's starting XI for the game, some Liverpool supporters appeared to be of the opinion Marco Silva was also not too fussed about taking all three points against City...

Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson - both key players for Everton - were both on the bench for kick-off. Though some might point out that the pair haven't been on top form of late, their omission from the starting line-up was enough for some to start claiming this was Everton's way of helping City...