Liverpool make the short trip across Stanley Park on Sunday afternoon as they prepare to face rivals Everton in another huge game for the Reds. A win over Bournemouth for Man City means Pep Guardiola’s side are at the top of the table at the time of writing, a win for Liverpool would put them back on top of the pile.
Injuries for Liverpool mean they will have to make a late decision on Roberto Firmino who went off injured in the United game. Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez also remain out for the Reds. For Everton, they are unable to call upon Leighton Baines who has a rib injury but Andre Gomez is expected to return.
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Everton have lost four out of their last six in all competitions and currently sit 10th in the table on 36 points. It’s not been a great season for the Toffees but if there’s any team out there that will want to throw a spanner in the works for Jurgen Klopp it’s the boys from Goodison Park.
Liverpool’s form has slipped slightly over recent games but the Reds still aren’t losing. Four draws in their last six games in all competitions saw the Reds’ lead on the table weaken but a solid 5-0 victory over Watford during the weak hit back at any doubters out there.
The last time the two sides met was in December last year, in what is quite possibly one of the funniest games I’ve ever watched. A freak goal from Divock Origi on the 90th minute after a blunder from keeper Jordan Pickford left Everton fans utterly deflated. The last meeting between the two sides at Goodison Park ended in a 0-0 and in the last five trips to Everton’s ground in the league, four have ended in just a point for Liverpool.
I’m not sure what to expect from this one, Liverpool needed that massive win over Watford in the week and I feel that will have helped boost confidence around the camp. However, Everton will be desperate to cause an upset and while they haven’t played well all season, the Merseyside derby has a tendency to throw up some bizarre results.
Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!
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Source: The Liver Bird