Tony Bellew admits he is scared for Everton to face Liverpool's attack
By Zinny Boswell
Last Updated: 07/12/17 9:41am
Everton fan Tony Bellew admits he is fearful for his side's chances against Liverpool's "explosive" front-line ahead of Sunday's derby, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Bellew fights David Haye in a rematch on May 5, live on Sky Sports Box Office, 14 months after their original fight.
Liverpool have been in fine scoring form in recent weeks, hitting 15 goals in their last three games, including a 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow on Wednesday night to secure their place in the Champions League knockout phases.
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Jurgen Klopp's side are the Premier League's third highest scorers (33) after 15 games, behind only Manchester United (35) and Manchester City (46).
Bellew's beloved Everton have struggled defensively this season, with Stoke and Swansea the only teams to have conceded more and the boxer is concerned for how they will fair in Sunday's Merseyside derby.
"The only team better than them going forward is City and even that's a close one," he told Sky Sports News.
"I just think they're so explosive, so fast, so good going forward. The likes of (Philippe) Coutinho, (Roberto) Firmino, (Sadio) Mane and (Mohamed) Salah, it's just horrible to think it really is.
"I'm just hoping that they all have an argument in the tunnel, fight among themselves and all get sent off before the game."
Since the announcement of Sam Allardyce's arrival at Goodison Park, Everton have produced won both of their games without conceding - their last clean sheet had been against Stoke on August 12.
"If Sam Allardyce goes to Anfield on Sunday and wins, believe you me, he will probably go down in history for that win alone," added Bellew.