Struggling Liverpool are hoping to get their first English Premier League win of 2023 when they host Everton in a highly-anticipated Merseyside Derby.
Liverpool are languishing in an unfamiliar 10th place with 29 points after an embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Wolves last time out.
Everton on the other hand snapped a six-game winless run to upset league leaders Arsenal 1-0 in Sean Dyche’s first game in charge.
The saving grace for Liverpool is the fact that they have only lost one of the last 25 Merseyside derbies that have been played at Anfield.
From the 4 games that they have played this year, Liverpool have just managed one point and are desperate for a morale-boosting win.
This is the eighth match played between Liverpool and Everton on a Monday in the Premier League – Everton are unbeaten in their last three such matches at Anfield.
It will be tough for Everton to get a second consecutive win as they are on a dismal run of just two away wins in their last 27 games.
The reverse fixture produced a 0-0 stalemate – the 12th in the history of the Merseyside derby, setting a record for this scoreline in Premier League history.
A win for Jurgen Klopp’s side will see them leapfrog Chelsea into ninth place as they seek redemption in the second half of the seaon.
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What time does Liverpool vs Everton start?
The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at Anfield.
Liverpool vs Everton team news
There is great news for Liverpool as Roberto Firmino and long-term absentee Diogo Jota returned to full training and are likely to be named in the squad.
Thiago joins Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate and Luis Diaz on the injury list.
The recently barren front three of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo are however expected to retain their starting roles for the hosts.
Meanwhile, Everton will have to do without the services of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Neal Maupay is tipped to feature in the starting XI.
That’s the only change expected from their surprise win at Arsenal.
Liverpool vs Everton head to head
Liverpool have a good historical record in the Merseyside derby and have won 123 out of the 292 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Everton’s 83 victories.
Liverpool vs Everton current form
Both teams have won just once in their last 5 games, the only difference is that Liverpool have lost 3 times, compared to Everton’s 4 defeats.
Liverpool vs Everton prediction
There isn’t a side that’s in an admirable run of form but the derby is set to bring out a different side to the hosts especially.
Liverpool are tipped as favorites to win tonight.