Everton vs. Liverpool
Venue: Goodison Park
Kick off: 12:30PM
Everton welcome the visit of Liverpool in the Merseyside derby with Jurgen Klopp’s charges coming off the back of a thumping 3-0 Champions League win over Manchester City.
The Toffees are in the midst of some worrying form against the Reds when it comes to one of football’s historic fixtures and Sam Allardyce will be hoping that his men can bring Liverpool back down to earth following their midweek exploits in Europe.
Everton have endured a difficult season, but Allardyce has thankfully ensured that the Toffees will retain their top-flight status for another term.
The blue side of the city have seen their team win only one of their last 22 league meetings with Liverpool, having drawn 10 and lost 11 against the Reds.
At times Allardyce’s charges have been hard to beat at home, although Everton have really struggled when competing at Goodison when facing sides from the supposed ‘top six’. Seven of Everton’s last eight league losses at home have come against sides in that bracket.
The Reds currently find themselves in third place in the league standings, two points clear of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur who have a game in hand.
Travelling to Goodison, Liverpool have held much of the bragging rights over the blue half of Merseyside in recent years.
Everton possible XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Williams, Baines, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Walcott, Rooney, Bolasie, Tosun.
Liverpool possible XI: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Lovren, Moreno, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Mane, Salah.