Liverpool will be looking for double delight this weekend as they look to secure a win to sink their rivals Everton further into the relegation fight while putting more pressure on the title race against league leaders Manchester City.
Fifteen places and 47 points separate the local rivals in the standings at the time of writing, with the Reds still challenging for the quadruple while Frank Lampard’s side scraps for their safety.
Liverpool’s treatment room remains empty barring Roberto Firmino after the Brazilian missed Tuesday night’s thumping 4-0 win over Manchester United with a foot injury but could return against Everton.
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury-plagued campaign took another pitstop in the treatment room after the center forward pulled up with a quad injury in training. The initial diagnosis sidelines him for as long as two weeks.
The trio of Tom Davies (thigh), Andros Townsend (knee), and Nathan Patterson (ankle) have all been ruled out for what remains of the season.
Head to Head
Liverpool have a good historical record against Everton and have won 96 out of 239 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Everton’s 67 victories.
Reds and Toffees have played a total of 24 draws against each other in the Premier League – more than any other fixture in the competition.
Liverpool have lost only one of their last 22 matches against Everton and will look to extend their streak this weekend.
Everton won this particular fixture by a 2-0 margin last season and ended a 20-game winless run away from home against Liverpool.
Liverpool could potentially complete the league double over Everton for only the second time in the past ten years, with the previous occurrence coming six years ago.
Everton’s victory against Liverpool last season represented the first time the Toffees kept a clean sheet in their last eight away games against Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have been in good form after winning five and drawing one from their previous six games in all competitions.
Lampard’s side have won two drew one and lost three from the same number of fixtures.
Liverpool Predicted Lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Keita; Salah, Mane, Jota
Everton Predicted Lineup: Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Godfrey, Mykolenko; Gordon, Allan, Delph, Iwobi; Richarlison
Our expert tipster partners at MonieBet.com are predicting Liverpool’s straight win in this match or another possible outcome is over 2.5 goals.
Punters can also play Reds to score first in this encounter.
Scoreline Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Everton