Liverpool vs Everton – Combined XI Featuring The Merseyside Stars
Everton will travel to Anfield to face their Merseyside rivals Liverpool on Sunday. Both teams managed to win their last 2 Premier League clashes and will be hungry to notch up a hat-trick of victories. Jurgen Klopp’s men will come into this game after an outstanding 7-0 win against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League.
The Toffees, on the other hand, have just about managed to break into the top 10 after a period of danger and could prove to be a real threat for the Reds. That said, both teams look like they are in good form and the match on Sunday is likely to be a cracker. Let’s take a look at a strong combined XI involving players from the Merseyside rivals.
Liverpool vs Everton Combined XI
Simon Mignolet (GK)
Although Pickford maintained clean sheets in Everton’s last two league games, he did ship in 4 goals during their match against Southampton whereas Mignolet conceded 1 goal each against Chelsea and Brighton. Moreover, he was quite sturdy even against Spartak Moscow.
Joe Gomez (RB)
Gomez is a force to be reckoned with at the right-back spot. His solidity at the back has been crucial for the Reds and will be all the more important against a resurgent Toffees side on Sunday.
Ashley Williams (CB)
Williams has been quite influential for Everton at the back and his blocks and interceptions will be necessary to keep Liverpool’s attackers at bay.
Dejan Lovren (CB)
After being subjected to criticism throughout the course of this season so far, Lovren put in an impressive display against Spartak Moscow. He was solid and seemed to do better in the absence of Joel Matip.
Cuco Martina (LB)
Martina was quite impressive against Huddersfield and he seems to have improved his game under Sam Allardyce’s watchful eye, thus finding his way into the combined XI.
Idrissa Gueye (DM)
Every manager needs a player like Gueye who can do all the dirty work in the midfield, shielding the defence and aiding the attack. The midfielder impressed on all these fronts against Huddersfield.
Emre Can (DM)
Can has displayed his skills in Liverpool’s last few games quite admirably. He has become more influential in terms of dictating the pace of the play and brings a sense of dominance in the midfield.
Sadio Mane (LW)
With a player like Mane in the list, how can anybody choose another player over him? He continues to hold the key to Liverpool’s dominance up front and is a key player for the club.
Philippe Coutinho (CAM)
The Brazilian playmaker was at his absolute best against Spartak Moscow. The opposition stood no chance against his spectacular trickery, making him a shoo-in for this spot.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
It is tough – if not impossible – to choose any player over Liverpool’s famed attacking trio. Much like Mane and Coutinho, Salah is crucial as ever for Klopp’s men and his services will be of utmost importance against an unpredictable Everton defence.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (CF)
At a time when the Toffees were seemingly missing Romelu Lukaku, Calvert-Lewin stepped up to the plate admirably against Huddersfield and has improved by leaps and bounds under Allardyce.