Date: 6th February 2015 at 5:51pm
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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has backed his former club to come out on top when they travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton on Saturday evening.

The Reds are on a run of three consecutive Premier League wins, and have won five of their last six to move within four points of the top four.

Brendan Rodgers side also showed character to come back from 1-0 down to Bolton in midweek, with two late goals from Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho securing the passage to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

And the Sky Sports pundit reckons his former club will edge their fierce rivals tomorrow evening.m

“This is the kind of fixture that makes me wish I was still playing,” Carragher told the Liverpool Echo.

“It was always my favourite away fixture. The derby was always my favourite game.

“Goodison always had something extra. We were always big favourites to win at Anfield against Everton. But at Goodison it was more of a 50-50 game.

“It was more on edge. Their players and their fans fancied their chances.

“With the atmosphere as well, you always felt that the world was against you. It was like going into the lion’s den. I loved it.

“I’ve got some great memories of playing at Goodison, We had a fantastic record there and hopefully that will continue for this Liverpool side.”

Carragher also had words of praise for former boss Brendan Rodgers for the way in which the Reds have turned their season around in recent weeks.

“Liverpool are playing really well,” he added.

“The Chelsea semi-final games were fantastic. If Daniel Sturridge had been fit two or three weeks earlier then Liverpool would have got through to the final. No doubt about that.

“They’ve bounced back from that disappointment by beating West Ham and Bolton, and this upturn goes back to when the manager changed to three at the back.

“It’s been a revelation and has transformed their season. The system seems to suit the players there at the moment and results are going well.

“It’s certainly got the best out of Philippe Coutinho. We’ve seeing the best of him now and they’re also looking much better defensively.

“Credit to the manager for thinking of something different and coming up with that system.”


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