Everton make the trip to Anfield, just a stone’s throw away from Goodison Park, as one of England’s older derbies comes to the fore once more and punters get their Unibet promo code 2021 at the ready.
Both teams will be eyeing up the latest instalment of the Merseyside derby – this time on the Reds’ turf – as an opportunity to recover from two torrid records of form in the last few Premier Legaue games.
Liverpool have lost all of their last three games and are sinking slowly out of European places, whilst the Toffees are not far behind their Anfield-based counterparts.
Everton themselves have won just one of their last six games in the league and will be hungry to restore faith among the Everton faithful in their winning spirits.
Yerry Mina will be a notable absence for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, though Allan and a possible return for Dominic Calvert-Lewin are two boosts that could aid Everton’s derby-winning aspirations.
However, one of those two men is being back to be benched and eased more slowly into action.
Featuring just two changes, here is Read Everton’s predicted line-up to take on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool…
GK: Jordan Pickford
Jordan Pickford was cleared fit against Manchester City and keeps his place as Everton’s no. 1 option.
RB: Mason Holgate
Holgate keeps Coleman out, retaining his spot on the right.
CB: Michael Keane
His experience will be decisive and is a trusted option by Ancelotti at centre-back.
CB: Ben Godfrey
The dynamic young centre-back covers for Yerry Mina as he comes in the heart of defence off the left flank.
LB: Lucas Digne
Digne starts, albeit in a deeper role compared to the previous game as a natural left-back.
CM: Abdoulaye Doucoure
A defensive mainstay of Ancelotti’s plans will see faith again placed in Doucoure.
CM: Tom Davies
Recently forming the backbone of team selections, Davies take a spot in a more rigid midfield trio.
Another staple of Ancelotti teams, the enforcer is being groomed to start at Anfield.
RW: James Rodriguez
Although he was dropped against City, he appears fit and available.
Iwobi is competing, but the ex-Madrid man gets the nod.
CF: Gylfi Sigurdsson
Josh King has been fit and available for some time, but Ancelotti must have a personal vendetta at this point.
He has a penchant for unsuccessfully deploying Gylfi in a false nine role, and that keeps King out.
Calvert-Lewin is rested.
One player in a creative core at Everton. He keeps his spot.