Ian Wright has issued a warning to Everton that any ‘marginal mistake’ they make against Liverpool in midweek could be punished in ruthless fashion.
The Reds closed the gap on league leaders Chelsea to a point after thrashing Southampton 4-0 at Anfield on Saturday.
A brace from Diogo Jota, and a goal apiece from Thiago and Virgil van Dijk sealed an eighth Premier League win of the season - and the team travel across the park for Wednesday's derby in good form.
Former Arsenal striker Wright, highlighted Liverpool’s recent 3-2 defeat to West Ham earlier this month, as an example of a side needing to produce a near faultless performance to beat Jurgen Klopp’s men.
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“At the moment, it’s very hard to find a weakness in them,” Wright told Premier League Productions (via the Futbolista YouTube channel).
“And when they’re playing this comfortably, you have to get them into a position where they are uncomfortable.
“We saw West Ham do it. When they had a bit of a lull in the game, West Ham went for them – and they won, they won the game.
“Since then we haven’t seen any kind of weakness in them because they probably learnt from that.
“If you’re brave enough to come and do that – Everton… whoever it is that is brave enough to come and do that – good luck to you.
“Because if you get it wrong, what they’ve shown again is that any marginal mistake is going to be punished. So it’s tough.”
Since losing to the Hammers, Liverpool have won their last three games in all competitions scoring 10 goals and conceding none.
Meanwhile, Everton have lost four of their last five Premier League games and have slipped to 12th in the table.
The Toffees will be aiming to get their season back on track when they travel to Brentford later today.