Nigeria and Everton attacker, Alex Iwobi, believes an empty Anfield can work in their favour against Liverpool.
The Toffees are seeking their first away win against the Reds since 1999.
“With the way Anfield is set up, it’s almost like the fans are on the pitch,” Iwobi told BBC Sport.
“It may be a bit of an advantage for us, but it’s a Merseyside derby so both teams are going to be up for the game.”
Despite having spent his formative years in the nation’s capital with Arsenal, Iwobi needs no educating on the significance of the Merseyside derby, whose blue side he joined in 2019.
“I haven’t been able to go into the town as much because of coronavirus, but I’m even seeing red and blue cars and straightaway I know what’s what,” he explained.
“When I’m going towards the stadium for games, I see Everton flags on houses and Liverpool flags on cars. It’s a big rivalry and a big division.”