Liverpool vs. Everton predicted starting XI; preview, prediction, team news, injury update and kick-off
Everton will be making a short trip across Stanley Park to face Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Fifteen places and 47 points separate the local rivals in the league table with Liverpool still challenging for the quadruple while Frank Lampard’s side scrap for their safety.
There was not even a glimpse of an FA Cup hangover in the Liverpool ranks as Klopp’s side remain in hot pursuit of an unprecedented quadruple, and the German boss will likely already be planning for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final with giant killers Villarreal next week.
Everton have recent experience when it comes to Anfield victories after posting a 2-0 win there last term, but Liverpool marched to a storming 4-1 success at Goodison Park earlier this season, and Klopp has insisted that he would miss the Premier League Merseyside derbies if the Toffees suffered their first-ever relegation from the competition next month.
Liverpool Premier League form:
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Everton Premier League form:
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Liverpool’s treatment room remains empty barring Roberto Firmino, whose foot injury will need assessing before Sunday’s derby.
Liverpool has a fully-fit squad available for the visit of Everton and will certainly consider shuffling the pack with Villarreal in mind, as Naby Keita, Kostas Tsimikas and Diogo Jota press for recalls to the first XI.
Thiago Alcantara was nothing short of phenomenal against Man United but may be one of the big names rested this weekend, while Joel Matip could hold his place over Champions League regular Ibrahima Konate for the time being.
Van de Beek will miss out with a groin strain, with Gomes absent due to a similar issue, and Lampard is also dealing with the long-term absences of Andros Townsend, Tom Davies and Nathan Patterson to boot.
Liverpool predicted starting XI:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Jota, Diaz
Everton predicted starting XI:
Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Godfrey, Mykolenko; Delph, Allan, Iwobi; Gordon, Richarlison, Gray
Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Everton
kickoff; April, Sunday 24th. 16;30 (WAT)