The Reds have an eight-point lead in the table over Leicester City and Manchester City (City played and won on Tuesday), with three points expected here.
Liverpool extended their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a home victory against Brighton on Saturday, but the performance was far from flawless. "Of course, we'd prefer to be playing in our stadium but when it's Liverpool vs Everton, the players have to enjoy [these kinds of games]".
The game would finish 2-1, though, with Liverpool cementing their status at the top of the table. We are not in good form but sometimes, in derbies, it is not about form'.
I can't see how this current Everton side beat Liverpool on Wednesday, but I do feel more confident having more offensive options in the match-day squad.
"Look to that situation as a good opportunity for us to change what was the last 20 years in this football club".
Everton fans will probably still have nightmares about goalkeeper Jordan Pickford's last minute howler against Liverpool exactly a year ago and will be keeping their fingers crossed for better luck this time, although it would be a fearless man to bet against a Liverpool side that has won 13 out of 14 league games.
"One of the toughest games they had last season at home was against us". We have to go with that thinking in our mind and embrace the challenge. "I have to be fair to the players - they are fighting, they are working really hard to get the results we need".
Everton will face Liverpool once again in January after the FA Cup third-round draw paired them together - an outcome Silva felt was less than ideal for each club.
Given the injury problems in midfield where André Gomes is sidelined until the later stages of the season at the earliest, Delph has struggled with a succession of soft-tissue problems and there is uncertainty over when Jean-Philippe Gbamin might be ready, the manager was asked whether Everton would consider going into the transfer market next month. 'I have no clue where this is coming from, but it can not come from us because we never speak about it.
"Theo will be okay for tomorrow", Silva explained in his pre-match press conference at Finch Farm. He will be in conditions to be in the squad. "Let's see in the next few days".