The Merseyside derby will generate even more interest that Everton are finally showing some improvement and Liverpool have emerged as serious title conseders. The match will be much more important for the Reds in terms of their current league position, but the toffees will certainly be buoyed by the 2-1 triumph over Arsenal. Everton vs Liverpool Team News, Key Fact, Predictions
Everton vs Liverpool Team News, Key Fact, Predictions
Even if they could climb to seventh in the Premier standings after the Liverpool derby, Everton are clearly puncing below their weight this season and they definitely need several good results in a row to return to the right track. The team had been pretty disappointing until a week ago, taking mere two points from five league fixtures and things did not look too promising when Arsenal took the lead at Goodison Park. However, the Toffees rallied and managed to stage a great come-back to record first victory in over sox weeks. The intensity and excellent performance of
fullbacks Chris Coleman and Leighton Baines made all the deffence a week ago and there are no doubts Everton will be hoping to do it all over again and put a dent into Liverpool’s title hopes. This team clearly heve potential to show considerable improvement, but there are some week spots as well, and change are that Ronald Koeman will have to reinforce his renks In January if his side are to even come close to challenging for European positions. When it come to recent meeting with their arch rivals, Everton didn’t do too well, as they are winless in last 12 meating with Liverpool.
Captain Phil Jagielka is banned for the Liverpool game, meaning that Ramiro Funes Mori will be drafted into the starting line-up.
There are no Improvements on the injury front as Yannick Bolasie, Muhamed Besic , Arouna Kouna and Matthew pennington are all sidelined.
For the first after several years Liverpool are back in the Premier League title chase, although they face tough task of keeping up with relentless Chelsea. Successive slip-ups against AFC Bournemouth and West Ham have created problems for Jurgen klopp and his men, and they will be in real problems unless they can record a win at Goodison Park. It is perfectly clear that star player Philippe Coutinho is being sorely missed, even though Divock Origi and Adams Lallana have stepped up the plate in the Brazilian’s absence. The Reds showed a great deal of improvement to defeat Middlesbough 3-0 at Rivrerside, with aforementioned dua having a key role to play, but it remains to be seen whether Liverpool will be able to perform at a similar level when facing local rivals Everton.
Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings continue to miss out, whereas Daniel Sturridge is a major selection doubt after missing last month of action.
Manager Jurgen Klopp also faces doubts over the fitness of Emre Can and Juel Matip, who are set to undergo late fitness tests.
Key Factors to consider
Everton are winless in last 12 meethings with Liverpool ( D7 L5 )
Their last four meeting at Goodison Park ended all square.
The Reds kept four clean sheets in last four games.
Six Liverpool players scored 4 goals or more in the current campaign.
Just eight Everton footballers scored a Premiership goal this term,
Having returned to winning ways just ahead of the Merseyside derby, Everton can be trusted to make life difficult for their local rivals, and with the Reds not exactly in the best shape at the moment, we expect the two sides to share spoils for the fifth successive time at Goodison Park.
Verdict : Draw
Best Odds : 11/4
Bookmaker : William Hill