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Carlo Ancelotti feels Everton have 'more opportunity' to beat Liverpool

Carlo Ancelotti thinks that Everton have "more opportunity" to beat Liverpool.

The Toffees travel to Anfield in tonight's (20.02.21) Merseyside derby and are looking to record their first win over the Reds since 2010 - and their first victory away from home since 1999 - and manager Ancelotti believes his side are capable of claiming the three points.

The Italian coach said: "Every derby you play for Everton against Liverpool, you want to win, of course.

"It is a long time that Everton was able to win a derby and it can be the right time (tonight).

"It could be the right time, but it depends on what we are able to do on the pitch, only this.

"I don’t think we feel pressure (of not winning against Liverpool for so long).

"I think we are better (now) compared to the past, so I think we can have more opportunity to get a result."

Ancelotti believes that the fixture could be easier for Everton with spectators absent and suggested that Liverpool's recent struggles at Anfield could be attributed to the lack of fans.

He said: "For sure they have lost the support of their fans, in this sense Anfield was one of the most difficult stadia to play against.

"The fact that the supporters are not there can be an advantage for the away teams.

"But it is all the same what happened to us and the other teams in this particular season where you cannot have the support of your fans."

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