Everton, currently three places behind their fourth-placed city rivals in the league table, can cut the gap to just three points with a victory at Anfield.
Coutinho, who is away on international duty with
“I don’t think about (Everton’s form) or worry about that,” Coutinho told the reporters. “We will be ready. The derby is a very special match for everyone, the fans and the players.”
Coutinho acknowledged Everton’s recent progress, and said it would mean a lot more to the fans if
“We know what it means... this time it is even more because Everton have improved so much in recent weeks,” he added.
“We know it won’t be easy, but we know we have to win, for our fans, for our morale and for everybody.”
Liverpool have lost just one out of their 14 league games at Anfield this season, scoring 36 goals and conceding 13 in the process.