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Everton v Liverpool: match preview




Everton v Liverpool: probable starters in bold, contenders in light

Ten years. That’s how long the past fortnight must have felt for Jürgen Klopp after the champions’ fine start to the season came to a humiliating halt at Aston Villa. Liverpool, of course, have not lost a derby since 17 October 2010 and have never lost back-to-back league games under Klopp. Sadio Mané’s and Thiago Alcântara’s return after positive Covid-19 tests should aid the reaction required after Villa but Everton, confident as they sit top of the Premier League with a 100% record, pose a greater threat than usual with Dominic Calvert-Lewin already in double figures for the season as a whole after his first for England. Andy Hunter

Saturday 12.30pm BT Sport 1

Venue Goodison Park

Last season Everton 0 Liverpool 0

Odds H 3-1 A 9-10 D 3-1

Referee Michael Oliver

This season G4 Y8 R0 2 cards/game

EVERTON

Subs from Olsen, Lössl, Virgínia, Nkounkou, Godfrey, Gordon, Iwobi,
Bernard, Davies, Sigurdsson, Delph, Simms

Doubtful Mina (thigh)

Injured Branthwaite (ankle, 31 Oct), Kenny (ankle, Nov), Holgate (toe, Nov), Gbamin (achilles, Nov), Tosun (knee, Nov)

Suspended None

Discipline Y2 R0

Form WWWW

Leading scorer Calvert-Lewin 6

LIVERPOOL

Subs from Kelleher, Gomez, Matip, Tsimikas, N Williams, R Williams, Koumetio, Milner, Jones, Shaqiri, Elliott, Minamino, Origi, Jota

Doubtful Matip (knock)

Injured Keïta (match fitness, 20 Oct), Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee, 31 Oct), Alisson (shoulder, Nov)

Suspended None

Discipline Y4 R0

Form WWWL

Leading scorer Salah 5

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