Derby day is kicked off by the Merseyside Derby this weekend. Liverpool come off a fantastic win over Manchester City in the Champions League and visit local rival Goodison Park.

Everton are hoping to push for a top 8 finish, finding themselves just 6 points behind Burnley in 7th place. The Toffees will also be hoping to derail the Liverpool hopes of holding on to a top 4 spot, and bring them back down to earth after their midweek win.

Liverpool will be on a high after that emphatic 3-0 win at Anfield, and will be hoping to carry their scintillating form into the derby and wash Everton away in the same manner.

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Team News

Ashley Williams returns from suspension for Everton, Idrissa Gueye could return but Mason Holgate is out with an ankle injury.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, Eliaquim Mangala and James McCarthy are all long-term absentees.

Salah should be fit for the game, but may be rested for the second leg of the Champions League tie against City. Gomez and Lallana will miss the game whilst Matip is out for the season.

Emre Can returns, and despite Clynes return to fitness his is not yet match fit.

Match Stats

  • Mo Salah has scored a huge 38 goals for Liverpool this season
  • Liverpool have scored the most away goals in the league so far, at 37.
  • Evertons top scorer, Wayne Rooney, is on 11 goals this season.
  • There have been 21 red cards in the Mersyside Derby, this season, Everton have recieved 3 whilst Liverpool have just 1.

Predicted Line-Ups

Everton – Pickford; Coleman, Williams, Keane, Baines; Gueye, Rooney, Davies; Walcott, Bolasie, Tosuin

Liverpool – Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Can, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mane, Salah, Firmino

Verdict

Everton 1-3 Liverpool

Liverpool will have too much for Everton. Although Everton will be desperate to derail Klopp and his side so expect fireworks.

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