Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants his players to go into Sunday's Merseyside derby focused on trying to emulate their impressive previous home performance.
The Toffees have won only one of their previous 17 Premier League meetings with Liverpool, with that victory coming in 2010.
But Martinez wants his side to concentrate on replicating the display that saw them beat Chelsea 3-1 at home last month rather than allowing their recent record against their neighbours to play on their minds.
The days building up to the Merseyside derby are fraught with nerves, especially for those on the blue half of city. Years of near-constant misery in this fixture leaves little room for confidence and plenty for the anxiety drawing nearer as the match approaches.
Five years and 10 derbies in all competitions since the last victory, recent contests have not been kind to an Everton side winning just one of the last 17 Premier League meetings with their local rivals. October 2010 is the last time three...