Before the Southampton game, Everton were without several key men but it was clear when the team was announced that Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley being described as 'doubtful' as precautions ahead of the important week ahead.
However Leighton Baines and Aaron Lennon being ruled as doubtful is definitely not as a precaution with them suffering from groin and hamstring injuries, respectively. Also suffering from a hamstring injury is captain Phil Jagielka who is out of Wednesday's short trip to Liverpool and is even a doubt for Saturday's FA Cup Semi-Final against Manchester United. Also out of the derby and a doubt for Saturday is Tom Cleverley; the former United player is reportedly suffering from a knock. As expected after coming off in the draw to Southampton, Seamus Coleman is out of Wednesday's clash and is a major doubt for Saturday. Suspiciously well timed is the return of Tony Hibbert; after calling the search party off, the veteran managed 45 minutes on Monday evening at Goodison Park for the youth development squad.
As for our hosts, Divock Origi is being ruled as a doubt with a back injury after staring the last few games for the Reds. Jordan Rossiter is out with a hamstring injury, Kolo Toure is out with a 'musclar injury' and Emre Can is out with the ankle injury he suffered in that thrilling Europa League game against Borussia Dortmund that we all watched through our fingers and with gritted teeth. Also out for Liverpool is Christian Benteke and Jordan Henderson; who are both suffering from LCL knee ligament injuries. Also suffering from knee injuries, but in the form of ACL, are long term absentees Danny Ings and Joe Gomez.