The Game Week 14 of the Premier League will take place over the midweek starting on Wednesday. This GW will continue throughout the midweek, with Everton taking on Liverpool on Thursday, 2nd December at 1:45 AM IST. The First Merseyside Derby of this season will take place at Goodison Park and hence will be an away game for the Reds.
Everton is currently sitting 14th in the PL and is coming off an unlucky 0-1 defeat against Brentford. Rafa Benitez’s side has lost 4 of their 5 previous games and they are winless in their last 7 games. Despite the poor form, the manager has been under pressure for losing his job and would try to redeem himself with a good performance against the Reds.
Everton Premier League form: L L D L L
On the other hand, Liverpool are chasing Chelsea in the title race and are just 2 pts away from the top. The in form Reds are coming off a stunning 4-0 win over Southampton. A win over the Toffees would take Jurgen Klopp’s side to the top with a hope that both Chelsea and Manchester City pull off disappointing results in their respective fixtures.
Liverpool Premier League form: W D L W W
Everton vs Liverpool: The Toffees’ team news and injury updates:
The Toffees are set to miss Mason Holgate due to his suspension for violent conduct. Yerry Mina, Tom Davies and Andre Gomes are all sidelined as well. Benitez was expecting a return of his talisman Dominic Calvert-Lewin, however he will not be ready for this fixture and is a big miss.
Positive news would be that Richarlison will be back from suspension and could strengthen the attacking arsenal. Demarai Gray is unlikely to start due to his Fitness issues.
Everton Predicted Lineup:
Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Godfrey, Digne, Townsend, Allan, Doucoure, Iwobi, Gray, Richarlison
Everton vs Liverpool: The Reds’ team news and injury updates:
Meanwhile, the Reds will have the same absentees that they had against Southampton – Naby Keita, Joe Gomez, Harvey Elliott, Roberto Firmino and Curtis Jones. While Thiago Alcantara was subbed off just under an hour against the Saints, he will most likely be fit to play.
With no non-attenders apart from the aforementioned, Klopp will be hesitant to rotate for a heated derby. Hence, Ibrahim Konate is expected to keep his place over Joel Matip.
Liverpool Predicted Lineup:
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Jota, Mane
Our score predictions: Everton 1-2 Liverpool
The Reds are expected to be the bigger party in the contest. As they hope to close the gap with the table toppers. Constant press and attacking combo will definitely break through the hosts. However, with the fans on their side, the Toffees are expected to give a good fight and at least score one goal.
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