Everton's Sylvain Distin goads Liverpool fans on Twitter

The French stalwart has decided to stoke the fire ahead of a Merseyside battle on Sunday

This Sunday’s Merseyside Derby is perhaps one of the biggest in recent memory. Despite a mutual respect between the red and blue half of Merseyside you can be sure that when the whistle blows at Anfield on Sunday that will all be forgotten with a hammer-and-tong battle expected between the clubs that sit in sixth and seventh place in the Premier League table.

For The Toffees victory is essential if they are going to have any hope of securing a European spot ahead of Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham next season.

Liverpool on the other hand have pride on the agenda; with a five point gap separating them from their local rivals a victory would take them within two points of overtaking David Moyes’ men with just two games remaining.

So with plenty on the line already this game barely needed any fires to be stoked but that is exactly what has happened.

Steven Gerrard has already suggested his indifference to Everton sitting above them in the league table. He believes it is irrelevant considering that his beloved Liverpool’s rivals never win anything anyway. Ouch Stevie G put the claws away.

But he is not alone.

Sylvain Distin has also poked fun at the Liverpool fans; and a little bit at himself in the build-up to the fixture via his official Twitter account:

He is of course referring to his horror mistake in the FA Cup semi-final that made this Evertonian say all manner of curse words in a very busy bar in 2012. His back-pass set Luis Suarez on the way to scoring in that tie which Liverpool eventually won 2-1 thanks to a late Andy Carroll header.

While Distin is laughing now he won’t be if he makes a similar mistake in front of tens of thousands of Liverpool fans just praying he does similar this Sunday.

What do you make of Distin’s comments? Clever kidology or setting himself up for a fall?

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