So a new chapter begins at Liverpool but the players still need to do the work on the pitch, and if the form this season is anything to go by, Everton should win this game.
Roy Hodgson said yesterday that the players have been getting on with their jobs regardless of what’s going on in the boardroom, and if that’s the case, those very players have no excuses for their poor form.
If the previous regime didn’t affect the Liverpool players, then Hodgson needs to have worked wonders during the international break to restore a side that is low in confidence, low in passion and, arguably, low in ability.
But Everton have suffered a huge blow ahead of the game, with Marian Fellaini and Louis Saha ruling themselves out.
That leaves David Moyes, once again, reliant on Tim Cahill to lead the attack.
Liverpool can be backed at 2/1 to win at Goodison Park while Everton are slight favourites at 11/8, but these two are likely to be tense in a game both teams will not want to lose and the draw is 9/4.
Drik Kuyt is a big loss for Liverpool, the Dutch international had four goals in his last six Premier League appearances, but Torres has three goals in three games and is 6/5 to score any time.
Cahill is Everton’s top scorer and the most obvious choice to back in the scoring markets, he is 7/1 to score first and 9/4 to score any time.
Everton have managed just four goals in their three home games, and Liverpool have just two goals in their three away games.
With both clubs needing the three points desperately, this will be a tight game and under 2.5 goals is available at 8/13.
There have been more red cards seen between these two than any other Premier League match. See the full Everton vs Liverpool match betting odds market here.