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  • David Tyrer

Match Preview: Everton vs Liverpool

Date & time: Sunday 3rd March, 16:15 GMT

Where: Goodison Park

What channel: Sky Sports Premier League & Main Event

Referee: Martin Atkinson

It was a response that was needed and it was a response we got, with the Reds smashing Watford for 5.

There were concerns that our front line would struggle to function in Bobby Firmino's absence, as we did when he went off 4 days previous.

But the big surprise - the inclusion of Origi - worked and Liverpool's attack had pace all across the front and never gave Watford a chance to settle.

Now to the Merseyside derby, and a trip to Goodison where Everton will welcome a title challenging Liverpool side with all the hostility you'd expect.

Injuries & Suspension

Liverpool - once again - will be without Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, along with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster still some way off first-team football but Brewster is expected to return next week, whilst Oxlade-Chamberlain could be back in the squad by the end of the month.

Other than the usual injuries, Roberto Firmino is expected to return to the squad after not being quite ready to come back on Wednesday.

For Everton, like Watford, there are no injury concerns ahead of the match.


Everton: W-L-L-L-W (all comps)

Liverpool: D-W-D-D-W (all comps)

Predicted line-up

Although many Reds fans will be happy to see Firmino come straight back into the team, just as many would like to see Divock Origi retain his spot.

Not least of all because Bobby has not quite looked himself lately. He was playing well up until his injury last Sunday but has struggled for goals since the start of the year.

The rest of the team pretty much picks itself but Klopp may decide to 'rotate' his midfield somewhat, looking for a more 'British', combative midfield.

That could mean the return of Jordan Henderson, and James Milner likely to also retain his position, having been taken off with 20 minutes remaining on Wednesday.

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner, Origi, Salah and Mane.

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