- Liverpool vs Everton will get the action underway on Saturday.
- Liverpool are currently in fourth place on the standings on 17 points.
- Everton on the other hand are in 16th place on 7 points.
A number of crunch clashes have been lined up in the English Premier League this super weekend with several derbies on offer.
The pick of the bunch will see arch-rivals Liverpool and Everton lock horns in the Merseyside derby set to be staged at Anfield before Arsenal and Chelsea fight for London’s bragging rights later that day.
Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be seeking to return to winning ways as they have failed to win a league match since the club’s 3-1 win over West Ham United towards the end of September.
Tottenham Hotspur beat them 2-1 in a match marred with VAR controversies before the team drew 2-2 against Brighton in their last assignment before the international break.
On the other hand, Everton have had mixed fortunes in the Premier League this season, winning two out of their three latest matches to just creep out of the relegation territory.
The last win for The Toffees came in their 3-0 thrashing of Bournemouth on Saturday, October 7 with James Garner, Jack Harrison and Abdoulaye Doucoure getting on the scoresheet.
Here is everything you need to be aware of ahead of the Merseyside derby.
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What time does Liverpool vs Everton start?
The game is scheduled to start at 2:30pm Kenyan time at Anfield Stadium.
Liverpool vs Everton Team News
The Reds will be without star midfielder Thiago Alcantara, Caoimhin Kelleher, and Curtis Jones.
Reliable Scottish defender Andy Robertson will also miss the game after it was announced that he would need surgery for a shoulder injury.
However, Klopp’s attack might be boosted with the return of Cody Gakpo who has resumed training after injury and Diogo Jota who returns after serving a one-game suspension.
Andres Gomes is also a doubt but Senegalese international Idrissa Gueye is expected to return having featured for his country during the international break.
For Everton, they go into the match with almost all the squad fit. The Sean Dyche-coached side will only miss the services of Dele Alli and Seamus Coleman who are sidelined with injuries.
Liverpool Possible Starting Lineup
Alisson, Van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Tsimikas, Gravenberch, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Salah, Diaz, Nunez
Everton Possible Starting Lineup
Pickford, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Young, Mykolenko, Onana, Harrison, Gueye, Doucoure, McNeil, Calvert-Lewin
Liverpool vs Everton Head-to-Head
In the 242 meetings between the fierce rivals, Liverpool have triumphed on 98 occasions with Everton winning 67 times. 77 games involving the two clubs have entered in a draw.
The Reds have won three out of their five recent matches against Everton, with one ending in a barren draw.
When the two sides last met on Monday February 13, Liverpool won the match which was staged at Anfield 2-0 with Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and his Dutch counterpart Gakpo finding the back of the net in that match.
Liverpool vs Everton Current Form
Visitors Everton have managed to secure three wins in their last five matches in all competitions.
The Toffees, who escaped relegation last season, overcame Brentford and Bournemouth in the league and edged past Aston Villa in the EFL Cup.
Similar to the visiting side, Liverpool have also secured three wins in their last five matches.
The club which currently sit fourth in the table, registered wins over West Ham, Leicester City and Belgian-based side Union Saint-Gilloise but were beaten by Tottenham before sharing points with Brighton on Sunday, October 8.
Liverpool vs Everton Prediction
Although form does not usually matter during derbies, Liverpool have a strong squad and a manager who is a proven winner hence they are expected to have what it takes to claim the bragging rights.
In addition, Anfield is one of the toughest grounds for most clubs, thus Everton would have to dig deeper to cause Liverpool any problem.
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