Sunday’s Merseyside Derby will be the 284th time Everton go head-to-head with Liverpool, and fans are hoping that it will see the players show as much as passion as Tim Cahill always displayed.
Fans have been sharing their thoughts on the tie, and the Toffees legend’s impact in the Derby, after the club shared a post harking back to the good old days when he found a route under Pepe Reina to fire us to victory.
Those were the days, when the players were up for it from the first whistle to the last, and the current crop at Goodison Park often fail to show as much commitment to the cause.
That might be why we are without a win against the Reds since 2010, despite facing them on 18 occasions since – at least we’ve been able to claim a point nine times.
We could have made it a slightly more appealing balance earlier this term had Jordan Pickford not failed to deal with the looping ball that ultimately led to Divock Origi’s late, heartbreaking winner but we must go again at the weekend.
That’s why, for these fans at least, the Cahill days need a repeat, and promptly…
The fact that he actually played the last time we won is a complete joke…way too long
— marko (@markfazza1974) February 28, 2019
It would be really great if we could replay a few Merseyside derby that were in the the last few years. #abouttimewewonone
— NeilBM (@nismoneil) February 28, 2019
That’s what passion looks like. If the lads can show that on Sunday, we can give it a good go.
— Carl Lewis (@Bombardier2011) February 28, 2019
Can he play RB?
— Albie (@AlbieFC) February 28, 2019
What a guy .. my hero
— Ian (@IanLR) February 28, 2019
God we miss those day Everton winning derby games, a team who wanted to play, as much passion on the pitch as in the stands, can’t wait for your sons to play for us and follow in a legends footsteps 💙💙💚💛💙💙
— Clare Silman (@silman_clare) February 28, 2019
I know we didn’t win anything when you were there Tim, but I still count you as an Everton legend. You brought passion, hunger, desire and goals. We Evertonians miss you dearly
— Ben Edwards (@BenJoeEdwards) February 28, 2019
Absolute pathetic record against them, we've beaten every other team several times since then, joke
— Graemello (@Graemello7) February 28, 2019