Everton have not beaten Liverpool in any competition since October of 2010. And things won’t get any easier for this clash as the Toffees are struggling for fitness after losing Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori to injury during the international break in addition to Morgan Schneiderlin, who was hurt in the win against Hull a couple of weeks ago.
Both sides will desperately want the three points this week. Liverpool are clinging to fourth place by four points over Manchester United. But the Red Devils have two games in hand. And a win for Everton could catapult them into sixth place as they enter Saturday even on points with Arsenal, the club currently in that position. However, just like their Merseyside rivals, the Blues have played two more matches than the Gunners.
This feels like it will be a “hold onto your butts” type of match. Liverpool’s attack is unrelenting and Everton will be forced to trot out a somewhat makeshift backline without their ever-reliable right back. That said, the Blues are playing their best football in years, so anything is possible. Even, dare I say, a win?
Date and start time: Sunday, April at 7:30 a.m. EST / 4:30 a.m. PST / 12:30 p.m. BST
Stadium: Anfield, Liverpool, England
Weather: 51°F/11°C, cloudy, 31% chance of rain, 6 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: NBCSN, NBC Universo - United States; Sky Sports 1 - United Kingdom
Radio: TalkSport Radio, SiriusXM FC, BBC Radio 5, Everton Match Centre
Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra, Telemundo, NOW TV, Sky GO, evertonTV, fuboTV, LFCTV
Starting XI - Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum, Mane, Coutinho, Firmino
Bench - Karius, Klavan, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Grujic, Woodburn, Origi
Starting XI - Robles, Baines, Pennington, Jagielka, WIlliams, Holgate, Davies, Gana, Calvert-Lewin, Barkley, Lukaku
Bench - Stekelenburg, Kone, Mirallas, Barry, Valencia, Lookman, Kenny