Romelu Lukaku says the time has come for Everton to end their Anfield hoodoo

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Lukaku will hope to be part of the side to end Everton's wait for a victory at Anfield.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has said the time has come for the Toffees to end their 15-year hoodoo at Anfield in tomorrow's Merseyside derby

The Blues last beat their local rivals away from home on 27th September 1999, with an early Kevin Campbell strike - which also saw three red cards, including a memorable fight between Sander Westerveld and Francis Jeffers, which ended up with Steve Staunton in goal for the home side.

The Belgian forward told the Daily Express: “I know and understand what that goal meant for the club. You can’t erase him from the history here, but we can repeat what he did.

“It’s time to move on. It is time. The fans are waiting for it. It will be a good football game because Liverpool don’t have the results and we are in a bit of a corner where everything is against us.

“So it will be a nice game for the neutral, but better for Everton fans.”

Everton are desperate to end this particular spell against their local rivals. Both sides haven't had the best of starts to the season and will be keen to get a victory to use it as a springboard for a good run of results.

The visitors will be slight underdogs for tomorrow's game, but given the amount of goals that both sides have conceded this season - goals are expected in this encounter. It wouldn't be surprising if this is decided by the odd goal.

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