Liverpool vs Everton: Preview, team news, key facts, predicted lineup

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After thrashing their biggest rivals Manchester United 4-0 last week, Liverpool now take on Everton in the Merseyside derby in the Premier League on Sunday.

Liverpool comes into the game on a very high note as they have beaten both the Manchester clubs in their last two matches across all competitions. The club are currently 2nd in the Premier League table, just one point off league leaders Manchester City. The reds have picked up 76 points from 32 league games so far this term.

Liverpool Premier League form: W W W D W

While Everton come into the game after a 1-1 draw against Leicester City. Unlike Liverpool, Everton are stuck on the wrong end of the table. The club are currently 17th in the Premier League table. They have picked up just 29 points from 31 league games so far this term.

Everton Premier League form: W L L W D

The Liverpool faithful will certainly hope that they can make their Merseyside rivals’ misery even worse with a win. While the Everton faithful will be fearful of the worst as Burnley can move above them in the league table with a win in this gameweek.

Key facts

  • Liverpool have lost just one of their last 22 league meetings against Everton.
  • Everton won this exact fixture 2-0 last term at Anfield.
  • The reds are looking to complete the league double over Everton for the second time in the last ten seasons.
  • The reds come into the game on a six-match unbeaten streak in the league.
  • While Everton are undefeated in their last two league games.

Team news

Naby Keita, Kostas Tsimikas, and Diogo Jota could be recalled back into the starting lineup, with the Champions League semi-final tie against Villareal up next. Roberto Firmino is a minor doubt ahead of the clash due to a foot injury.

For Everton, star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin looks set to miss out on the Merseyside derby due to a thigh injury. Donny van de Beek and Andre Gomes are also minor doubts ahead of the clash. While Andros Townsend, Tom Davies, and Nathan Patterson are all ruled out of the clash due to injury.

Predicted lineup

Liverpool predicted lineup:

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Jota, Diaz

Everton predicted lineup:

Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Godfrey, Mykolenko; Delph, Allan, Iwobi; Gordon, Richarlison, Gray

Liverpool vs Everton: Prediction

Despite Everton’s recent upturn in form, Liverpool look unstoppable at the moment. The toffees defence has looked a bit suspect at times this term and there will be goals for Liverpool to grab in the game.

Prediction: Liverpool 2:0 Everton

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