As another Toffees fan, I note that you too clutch at straws on occasions....:-)
My own view as an Everton fan, is that if Liverpool have the opportunity to bring silverware to the city, then I support their efforts - in most cases this is recipricated by Reds fans when Everton have the chance of honours.
dagbladet. A lot of Evertonians are convinced that it was Liverpool's fans misbehaviour that had all English clubs removed from European competitions. I do know that during that ban most of Everton's good players left to play in teams belonging to other countries, including Scotland.