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Liverpool and Everton clash in the Merseyside Derby at Anfield on Saturday, with the pressure mounting on the pair in the English Premier League.
The north west clubs have both gone three games without victory in the EPL, putting the kibosh on Liverpool’s title defence and putting the squeeze on Everton’s top four aspirations.
Jurgen Klopp has watched on in horror at an unprecedented three straight losses on his watch, with Brighton and Manchester City both coming away from Anfield with three points.
They then took the lead at high-flying Leicester last Saturday, only to crumble to an infuriating 3-1 defeat.
It leaves them 16 points adrift of leaders Manchester City and sixth in the Premier League table, three points and a place above this weekend’s visitors, who have a game in hand.
Klopp’s injury nightmare in defence continues with Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez all missing, which should see new recruit Ozan Kabak continuing at the back despite his nightmare debut.
James Milner and Naby Keita are among the other casualties for Klopp as the Reds strive to turn their campaign around.
Everton might be glad to hop across Stanley Park away from their Goodison Park home after back-to-back defeats against Fulham and Manchester City.
The Toffees have won just one of their last five and have slipped to five points adrift of the top four despite an excellent first half of the campaign.
Star man Dominic Calvert-Lewin is facing a race against time to return from a hamstring injury that has kept him out in recent weeks.
Yerry Mina doesn’t look likely to play at the back, although Jordan Pickford should be fit to feature between the sticks.
Liverpool vs Everton: By the numbers
- Coming into this game, Liverpool has picked up 6 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 1.2 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in an intriguing 4 of those games. Liverpool has scored 8 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- In the last 5 matches for Liverpool, 4 of those games has ended with both teams scoring. This season 15 matches (63% of all matches) involving Liverpool has seen BTTS landing.
- Coming into this game, Everton has picked up 5 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s one point per game on average. BTTS has landed in an intriguing 3 of those games. Everton has scored 6 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- Superb stuff from Everton away from home, where they are currently unbeaten in 7 games. Can they go another game without defeat?
- Scoring is not an issue for Everton when they play away from home. They have scored in the last 8 games they have played on the road. Can Liverpool stop this run?
- It’s possible we will see a couple of goals here, with the last 6 games for Everton ending with 2 goals or more being scored.
- Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Everton recently, with the side failing to score in 2 of the last 5 games. Will the manager change his tactics today, or throw in another forward?
- In the last 5 matches for Everton, 3 of those games has ended with both teams scoring. This season 13 matches (59% of all matches) involving Everton has seen BTTS landing.
Stats source: footystats.org
Liverpool vs Everton: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Liverpool vs Everton: EPL starting XI prediction
Probable Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ozan Kabak, Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson, Thiago, Georginio Wijnaldum, Curtis Jones, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.
Probable Everton Starting XI: Jordan Pickford, Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Tom Davies, James Rodriguez, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.