Tony Bellew posts tweet ahead of Everton-Liverpool showdown

British boxer Tony Bellew gestures in the stands ahead of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on October...

Everton come up against their bitter Merseyside rivals Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Tony Bellew looks on during a press conference at the Park Plaza Hotel on October 4, 2017 in London, England. Haye and Bellew will face each other in a heavyweight contest at the O2 Arena...

Everton fan Tony Bellew has shared his concern on Twitter after Liverpool annihilated Russian giants Spartak Moscow with seven goals on Wednesday night.

The two Merseyside clubs go head to head on Sunday afternoon at Anfield, in what will be the first of two local derbies between the bitter rivals within a month after they were drawn against eachother in the third round of the FA Cup.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp smiles on the pitch at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Liverpool and Spartak Moscow at Anfield in Liverpool,...

Jurgen Klopp's side are in excellent form of late, winning seven of their last nine league and cup outings with the other two results being respectable draws against Chelsea and Sevilla. 

Champion boxer Bellew, who is a well-known Toffees fan, is keeping his fingers crossed that Liverpool are "out of goals" for the week before stating that having to visit Anfield twice in a month is a "nightmare situation".

Everton must first do battle with Europa League opponents Apollon Limassol in what is a dead rubber, after already being knocked out of the competition following losses to Lyon and Atalanta.

It will see the Toffees field a side comprising of fringe players and youngsters, as they look to save their first-team stars from travelling to Cyprus ahead of Sunday's rival clash.

New manager Sam Allardyce will be desperate to end an appalling run that has seen Everton fail to win at Anfield since 1999, with three points enough to take the Toffees above Leicester City into ninth in the Premier League table.

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