Everton can beat adjusting Liverpool, says Mirallas

The Belgium international argues that the Reds will still be struggling to integrate their many summer recruits and targets a first league win at Anfield for 15 years

Everton forward Kevin Mirallas believes that his side can finally beat Liverpool at Anfield, with Brendan Rodgers’s new-look team there for the taking.

The Toffees have not registered an away league win over the Reds in 15 years but the Belgian argues that the number of summer recruits still settling into their rivals’ squad should play into their hands.

“Liverpool are totally different this season, I think we can beat them this time for sure,” Mirallas told the press. “They are really different to last season, with a lot of new players.

“I know myself how hard it is when you go to a new country. When I came here from Greece at first I struggled because the leagues are totally different – it’s non-stop.

“They lost [Luis] Suarez, who was the big player for them last season. They will be a different team against us; Liverpool have a new striker, a new defence, and that’s very difficult for a team.

“Players need time when you go to a new club so I think I tell you they’re different from last season, like I say, with a lot of new players and we are confident.”

Only one point separates Liverpool and Everton in the table coming into Saturday’s game, with both teams struggling for form after five rounds, but Mirallas feels that his team are capable of kick-starting their campaign at Anfield, where they lost 4-0 last term.

“Last season was a really bad result against Liverpool – the derby was a real shock,” he recalled, “but things are very different for them, while we have the same players, the same squad.

“We are getting better. Players need time when you go to a new club.”

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