Liverpool take on Everton in the Premier league this week and the Reds will be looking to continue their fine form with a win in the Merseyside derby.
This is Jurgen Klopp’s first Merseyside derby as the Liverpool manager and the German will look to make his mark. For Roberto Martinez, this is a must win game. The Toffees have had a very poor season and the Spaniard is under a lot of pressure right now.
Liverpool have done well against Everton at Anfield over the last few seasons and considering their recent form, they should be able to punish Everton once again. The Toffees have been very inconsistent and fragile at the back and coming up against the in-form trio of Firmino, Coutinho and Sturridge, it could be fatal.
Liverpool v Everton: Team News
Liverpool will be without their first choice midfielders – Emre Can and Jordan Henderson.
Kolo Toure will also miss the game after picking up a hamstring injury against Bournemouth. Joe Gomez and Danny Ings are sidelined for the rest of the season as well.
Divock Origi hurt his back against Bournemouth and is a doubt as well.
Everton will be without the likes of Baines, Barkley, Lennon and Phil Jagielka.
Liverpool v Everton: Possible Starting Lineups
Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Milner, Allen; Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana; Sturridge
Everton: Robles; Coleman, Stones, Mori, Oviedo; McCarthy, Besic; Niasse, Cleverley, Mirallas; Lukaku
Liverpool v Everton: Key Stats
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 6 home matches against Everton in all competitions.
Liverpool have drawn 6 of their last 7 matches against Everton in all competitions.
Everton have drawn their last 3 matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 5 matches in all competitions.