Despite concerns about the weather in the northwest, for now it appears that both derbies scheduled for today are going on. The Merseyside Derby is scheduled up first with Everton away at Liverpool, and followed soon after by the Manchester Derby featuring league leaders Manchester City against Manchester United.
Liverpool football club and Merseyside Police met this morning and the derby against Everton is planned to go ahead as normal.— BBC Merseyside (@bbcmerseyside) December 10, 2017
Weather forecasts for the area appeared to say that there would be periods of heavy snow, but it appears the worst of it has been mostly in the Midlands, and it is snowing in London as well at the moment.
There does appear to a rain-snow mix going on in the Merseyside area, and fans of all sides traveling to the games have been asked to plan on additional time to get to the stadiums with traffic snarl-ups slowing down road and rail.
Per the hosts -
Due to the inclement weather forecast and snowfall across the country, #LFC would like to remind supporters to take extra care when travelling to Anfield. Supporters are encouraged to arrive early where possible and check the Merseytravel and Merseyrail websites for any updates.
The scene here at Euston Station in London this morning. All trains north to Manchester, Liverpool all delayed at the moment due to snow. Lots of nervous fans waiting for more info #MUFC #LFC #MCFC #EFC pic.twitter.com/OWbSSgBMUi— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) December 10, 2017
The anticipation is not quite so eager for Everton fans who have seen team after team fall flat at Anfield in recent years, and with the way the current season has started there’s little hope of bucking that trend. However, this will be Sam Allardyce’s first Merseyside Derby and if the players can just put in a solid shift together as a team, that would be a start.
Let’s see how it goes, come on you Blues!