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Everton vs. Liverpool: Team News and Lineups

Clive Brunskill

Everton travels across Stanley Park to take on Liverpool this evening, and it isn't hyperbole to say that this is the most important game of the season. A loss could be devastating, but after a slightly sluggish January the most important thing for Everton will be to play well.

Injuries over the past few weeks have been heavy, but thankfully everyone but Seamus Coleman and Sylvian Distin have recovered enough to make the trip to Anfield.

Good news from Everton this morning as Bryan Oviedo' surgery was a success, and we look forward to seeing him back with the team in a few months.

Ross Barkley returns to the squad after missing some time with a broken toe. The youngster is going to be one of the main focal points this evening, and his battle with England's Greatest of All Time According To Anyone That Ever Matters Don't You Worry Steven Gerrard will be interesting to watch.

John Stones will also make his first derby appearance, and it will be at RB in place of the injured Coleman. Lineups are below and join us in the comments to talk all things Everton.

Everton XI: Howard, Stones, Alcaraz, Jagielka, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Barkley, Pienaar, Lukaku

Everton Bench: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Naismith, Gueye, Osman, Garbutt

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Flanagan, Skrtel, Toure, Cissokho, Gerrard, Coutinho, Henderson, Sturridge, Suarez, Sterling

Liverpool Bench: Jones, Kelly, Ibe, Smith, Moses, Aspas, Alberto