Sunday’s Premier League will offer one of its greatest derbies ever between two Merseyside rivals – Liverpool and Everton.
Liverpool are having a sensational run and still unbeaten since their Wembley woe against Tottenham Hotspur back in October. They are high in confidence following a thumping 7-0 Champions League win against Russian champions Spartak Moscow and their dominance at Anfield against the Toffees has made them favorites against Sam Allardyce’s men who had a disastrous inception of the new campaign but found their feet in recent weeks since the veteran Englishman took over following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman. He is the last manager to win a game at Anfield which makes the Evertonians hopeful of grabbing a result in a hostile ambiance.
Liverpool vs Everton Injuries And Suspensions:
TheReds suffered another defensive blow this midweek when Alberto Moreno was forced to leave the pitch with a tendon injury. He is ruled out for the Merseyside derby. Joel Matip has already been sidelined with thigh injury whereas Nathaniel Clyne is not expected to return before February following his back surgery.
Everton, on the other hand, have a few major injury absentees in form of their defensive duo Funes Mori and Seamus Coleman. Ross Barkley, James McCarthy and Yannick Bolasie are yet to return from their long-term injuries. Veteran left-back Leighton Baines is unavailable too following his heel injury so is custodian Maarten Stekelenburg who is ruled out with a groin strain. Phil Jagielka suffered a knock but is expected to be available for selection against Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Everton Probable Lineups:
Subs: Loris Karius, James Milner, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Emre Can, Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge.
Subs: Joel Robles, Kevin Mirallas, Phil Jagielka, Aaron Lennon, Ademola Lookman, Nikola Vlasic, Morgan Schneiderlin.
Liverpool vs Everton Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Anfield ended 3-1 in favor of the Reds. Sadio Mane’s early goal was canceled out by Matthew Pennington but Philippe Coutinho soon restored the lead and it was Divock Origi who secured the win against bitter rivals.
Liverpool vs Everton Key Players:
Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’ is being talked about everywhere since grabbing a sensational 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow. Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane – all will be haunting the Toffees defence on Sunday afternoon.
Everton are back in the winning ways in recent weeks ahead of the Merseyside derby and skipper Wayne Rooney will test the Reds defensive resilience alongside Gylfi Sigurdsson, the club-record signing, who is now showing consistency in Everton attack.
Liverpool vs Everton Managers’ Speak:
“There’s no doubt about the quality of Everton. They’ve had a negative run and they thought they needed a change. They needed a little time. We all know that Everton, if not top six, is a top seven team. It’s a fantastic club.” – Jurgen Klopp
“The derby is a big game. I have to make sure the players play to their capabilities and get a result.” – Sam Allardyce
Liverpool vs Everton Head-To-Head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 117
Everton Win: 82
Liverpool vs Everton Current Form ( In All Competitions):
Liverpool – W-W-W-D-D-W
Everton – W-W-W-L-L-D
Liverpool vs Everton Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
Liverpool vs Everton Live Streaming:
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