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Ex-Everton boss Allardyce tells Silva how to beat Liverpool

Former Everton boss Sam Allardyce has told Marco Silva how he can guide the Toffees to victory against Liverpool today.

Allardyce will be watching Sunday's game with interest, and if anyone knows how to get a result against a Liverpool team with ­better players and more impressive form it's Big Sam.

Twice, Allardyce guided the Toffees to Premier League draws against their arch-rivals and only lost to a late Virgil van Dijk goal at Anfield in the FA Cup during his six months in charge.

He told the Mirror: “We got results by shutting down space for the front three.

“The key is to stop the whirlwind way they play, make them probe and be more patient and have a ­counter-attacking gameplan — like Manchester United did last week. Then you make sure you win the first ball and get it forward quickly because Jurgen Klopp always commits men forward."

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