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  • April 25, 2019
    Everton manager Roberto Martinez faces a massive dilemma in his selection for the Merseyside derby, according to Liverpool legend Phil Thompson. The Toffees face the first of a crunch double-header when they visit Anfield on Wednesday night - live on Sky Sports 1 HD - before travelling down to Wembley to take on Manchester United in Saturdays FA Cup semi-final.Martinezs side sit in mid-table ahead of their short trip to face Jurgen Klopps in-form team, but Thommo believes the Spaniard will be wary of a further backlash in the event of a defeat - and faces a critical period in his Goodison Park tenure. Thommos Sky Bet tips Find out what Thommo is predicting for Liverpool v Everton at 22/1 here. Liverpool followed up an epic Europa League comeback against Dortmund with a Premier League victory at Bournemouth These two games are going to be the biggest calls of his Everton career, the Soccer Saturday pundit said.If he was to lose both then that would be huge, huge pressure and its a massive dilemma because theres no forgiveness when you lose a derby. Everton supporters have protested against their manager after a disappointing league season Its a difficult one for Everton because Martinez is under extreme pressure from the fans and theres local pride at stake.He might think that the FA Cup semi-final is now the most important game but this a derby game and I know a lot of Evertonians that would say theres still a lot at stake. Leighton Baines will be assessed ahead of Wednesdays showdown The Everton boss rejected suggestions he could rest stars in preparation for Wembley when he gave his pre-derby press conference and Thommo believes boosting confidence is more important for Martinez than granting players additional rest.I would play the strongest team to get a result. Even a draw would be huge boost, not just for local pride but to give them confidence going into the United game, he added. Phil Jagielka and Seamus Coleman are out of the Merseyside Derby but will they be fit for Evertons FA Cup semi-final? There are only half a dozen games left so I dont see why he really needs to rest players, especially given the amount of changes he made at the weekend.In contrast, Thommo believes Jurgen Klopp is able to continue to rotate ahead of their Europa League semi-final next Thursday, after seeing his side win 2-1 at Bournemouth on Sunday despite making 10 changes. 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