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."