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Liverpool vs Everton: Predicted Line-ups & Preview

Liverpool play host to the much anticipated high octane Merseyside derby when they welcome eternal foes Everton to Anfield.

Despite the usual hype surrounding the fixture, both teams find themselves in the opposite ends of the spectrum with the Reds fighting for the Premier League title whilst Everton find themselves in a relegation scrap.

The Reds emerged 4-1 winners in the previous encounter between these two sides back in December with a brace from Mohamed Salah and goals from Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson helping Liverpool overcome Demarai Gray’s solitary goal for Everton.

Despite this, the stakes involved in such a huge derby will bring both teams’ best out, and Everton is likely to bring their A game to the fore. 

Liverpool Preview

Unbeaten in the Premier League since December, Liverpool are certainly a team in top form. They are coming off the back of a fresh 3-2 win against Manchester City in the FA Cup which is likely to boost their confidence. But will they keep it up? Place your bets on the outcome with the

Their last match in the Premier League was also against Pep Guardiola’s men. In a match that was crucial in the title race, both teams shared the spoils with the game ending 2-2.

Although as it stands, the Premier League title is no longer in the hands of Jurgen Klopp’s team but that must not deter them from continuing to fight and hoping for City to slip up.

The game against Everton will be essential for the Reds to win and it is expected that they do so against Frank Lampard’s team.

Player to watch: Mohamed Salah

After weeks and weeks of flawless performances, the Egyptian’s goal output has dipped in the past few weeks.

Whilst Jurgen Klopp has insisted that there is nothing to worry about with regards to his talisman’s form, he will be hoping that Salah can get back to the scoring ways as soon as possible.

Everton Preview

Contrasting fortunes have engulfed Frank Lampard’s men as they have struggled to get themselves out of the relegation scrap and reach safety.

Although they won their previous match against Manchester United, it was a win in the Premier League after three straight defeats.

Lampard’s men find themselves just one position above the relegation zone three points ahead of Burnley.

It is an extremely unlikely event for Everton to beat their eternal foes, especially with the kind of form Liverpool are in and it is probably going to be another long night for the Reds.

Player to watch: Jordan Pickford

Although the English shot-stopper is frustrating to watch at times, he seems to step up big time whenever Everton play a big team.

Frank Lampard will want his goal-keeper to be at his absolute best when his side take on Liverpool as he looks to stop the prolific attacking talents of Liverpool from putting a ball into the net.

Predicted Lineups:

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane

Everton (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford, Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey, Vitalii Mykolenko, Fabian Delph, Allan, Alex Iwobi, Anthony Gordon, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison