Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers is happy with how Liverpool as a team are operating at a really good levelReuters

Liverpool will travel to Goodison Park, as they are set to face Everton later tonight to play one of the most intense English derbies -- Merseyside derby.

Both the sides have been struggling during the season. While Everton lie on 12th place with 26 points from 23 games, Liverpool have gradually climbed the standings table to 7th place after a poor start to their campaign this season.

Liverpool have been playing impressive football of late, where they have been winning matches and the team have their tails up with a string of victories to their name.

Liverpool have remained unbeaten in their last seven Premier League fixtures and would be eager to keep the same run, when they face Everton.

Everton have been on the downfall with a single win in their last six PL games, which is a cause of worry as the Reds have been improving every game.

To make things worse for Everton, the Reds have been a successful team in the Merseyside derby, where they have not lost since 2010.

But Brendan Rodgers does not consider present form to be of any relevance while going into such games.

"In these types of games the form goes out of the window. The derby games bring a different sort of emotion. At this moment in time, we as a team are operating at a really good level. So, whether it's home or away, we have real confidence that we can go and win the game," he said.

"They are incredible games to be involved in as a manager and for the players. We prepare really well for every game and this game is no different," Rodgers added. 

"Our momentum at the moment is at a real good level. I'm happy with how it's going for us, considering where we were at the first part of the season."

But, it is going to be a tough task for Everton to defeat Liverpool, who have been in prime form, one of the best as in the league as far as recent form is concerned.

With Daniel Sturridge's presence in the team, Liverpool have a player who can bang in the goals, which has been a huge problem for the Reds this season.

Sturridge just took 12 minutes to score against West Ham over the weekend after coming as a substitute in the second half.

"Liverpool have found their way of performing and are really enjoying a good run and we feel in a similar situation in terms of the confidence of the win that we had at the weekend," Rodgers noted. 

Where to Watch Live

The Merseyside Derby is set to begin at 5:30 pm GMT (11.00 pm IST, 12:30 pm ET) with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 . Viewers in India can also catch all the match via live streaming online on

Viewers in the UK can catch all the action on Sky Sports 1/HD while the option to live stream is on SKY Go

The Liverpool Vs Everton game will be shown live in the US on NBC Sports Live Extra with live streaming on NBC Sports