The Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton will take place at Anfield on Saturday. Liverpool, currently in fourth place, are 12 places and 11 points ahead of Everton in the Premier League standings. Despite their recent struggles, Liverpool fans are eagerly awaiting updates on Andy Robertson’s injury, which is rumored to be a dislocated shoulder.
Kostas Tsimikas is expected to replace him for the derby. Liverpool’s midfield will still be without Thiago Alcantara and Curtis Jones, who is suspended. There is a possibility that Stefan Bajcetic’s calf problem will heal in time for him to be on the bench. Caoimhin Kelleher, Cody Gakpo, and Ben Doak are also sidelined due to injuries. However, Diogo Jota will be available after serving a one-game suspension. With Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz returning from South America, Klopp may consider starting Jota. Seamus Coleman, Dele Alli, and Andre Gomes are still recovering from injuries for Everton. Idrissa Gueye’s heel injury in the warm-up before the Bournemouth match allowed Garner to shine in midfield.
Gueye had the opportunity to proudly represent Senegal during the international break. However, Dyche might not find any justification to make changes to his victorious starting lineup, which would result in Dominic Calvert-Lewin surpassing Beto for the coveted number nine position.
Liverpool vs. Everton – lineups
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Gravenberch, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai; Salah, Nunez, Jota
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Young, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Harrison, Onana, Garner, McNeil; Doucoure; Calvert-Lewin